Love and anger
|German title||Love and anger|
|Original title||Amore e rabbia|
|Country of production||Italy , France|
|camera||Alain Levent , Sandro Mancori , Aiace Parolin , Ugo Piccone , Giuseppe Ruzzolini|
|cut||Nino Baragli , Franco Fraticelli , Agnès Guillemot , Roberto Perpignani|
The story of a paper flower
We talk and talk
Love and Wrath ( Amore e rabbia ) is an episode film from 1969, the parts of which were directed by the directors Marco Bellocchio , Bernardo Bertolucci , Jean-Luc Godard , Carlo Lizzani and Pier Paolo Pasolini .
The film deals with Christian beliefs and their validity in modern times. The idea for this came from two Catholic journalists, Pucio Pucci and Piero Badalassi, who submitted it to the directors, who are not particularly Catholic. The original title was Vangelo '70 , so Evangelium '70 .
The five episodes
“Indifference” by Carlo Lizzani
In indifference ( L'indifferenza ), a car driver in New York is stopped by the police in order to drive an injured road victim to a hospital. Suddenly he escapes on a different route and is then followed.
“The story of a paper flower” by Pier Paolo Pasolini
The roughly 12-minute long episode La sequenza del fiore di carta shows a young, carefree man walking happily with a paper flower through the traffic of a busy street, the Via Nazionale in Rome; in the process, monochrome images of threatening current political events, such as the Vietnam War or the East-West relations during the Cold War , are blinded over the scene. Towards the end of the episode, the voice of God can be heard off- screen asking the boy, who knows nothing about all this, to wake up and become aware of his world. But he doesn't understand anything, and so God lets him die.
In this episode, Pasolini refers to the curse of the fig tree by Jesus ( Mt 21 : 18-22 ESV ): On the day after the temple was cleansed, Jesus comes hungry to a fig tree and lets it wither because it is not bearing any fruit. Pasolini reinterprets the story: “There are moments in history when you cannot be innocent, when you have to be awake; Not to be awake is to be guilty. "
"Death Agony" by Bernardo Bertolucci
The episode agony ( agonia ) comes from Bernardo Bertolucci, who couldn't find the means for a longer feature film in those years and saw here an opportunity to finally shoot again.
The original title Il fico infructoso referred to the parable of the fig tree without fruit from the Gospel of Luke (13.6–9 ELB ). In it, a winemaker discovers that a fig tree planted three years ago on his mountain bears no fruit, but claims land and wants to cut it. But his gardener wants to fertilize him and give him another year; if the tree still does not bear fruit, it should be cut down. In the episode it is an old man who has done nothing bad, but also nothing good out of cowardice for life; the dying man was more of a dead person during his lifetime, “ one of the lukewarms from the third song. "
The episode was shot in a Cinecittà studio in twelve days . The theater troupe is the Living Theater . Filming began in a friendly, family atmosphere, but Bertolucci found it increasingly difficult to persuade the company to work in a disciplined manner. The mood improved when the final result was demonstrated. The theater troupe was used to being documented by filmers without a budget and with a wobbling camera. They were happy to see themselves in stable pictures, in color and in wide format.
The criticism spoke partly of a talent of clear poetic power and a convincing visual rigor, partly of an experiment, the scope of which does not exceed curiosity about the faces of the theater actors.
"Love" by Jean-Luc Godard
In L'amore, two lovers talk alternately in French and Italian on a lush terrace about politics and social structures.
“We talk and talk” by Marco Bellocchio
Discutiamo, discutiamo : In a classroom, ultra-left and conservative students lead a speech battle with role-playing games. "The interaction between repression and violence and the impotent anger of the student opposition of 1968 come to light." According to Goffredo Fofi , the episode shows "the reality and vitality of the first period of the student movement."
"A difficult episode film, which is thematically and formally considerable."
“Five-part episode film, the individual parts of which have only very loosely to do with the main topic. [...] Although the quality and the degree of difficulty are different, an overall worthwhile and thought-provoking film. "
At the 1969 International Film Festival in Berlin , the film took part in the competition for the Golden Bear .
- ↑ Il giorno , September 22, 1967, printed in: F. Gérard, TJ Kline, B. Sklarew (eds.): Bernardo Bertolucci: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson 2000, ISBN 1-57806-204-7 , p. 31
- ↑ Pier Paolo Pasolini: Pasolini about Pasolini: in conversation with Jon Halliday. Folio Verlag, Vienna, Bozen 1995, pp. 130/131
- ^ Kuhlbrodt, Dietrich: Bernardo Bertolucci. Film 24 series, Hanser Verlag, Munich 1982, ISBN 3-446-13164-7 , p. 117
- ↑ Bernardo Bertolucci in conversation with Il giorno , September 22, 1967, printed in: F. Gérard, TJ Kline, B. Sklarew (eds.): Bernardo Bertolucci: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson 2000, ISBN 1-57806-204-7 , p. 29
- ↑ a b Ungari, Enzo and Ranvaud, D .: Bertolucci par Bertolucci, Calmann-Lévy, 1987, ISBN 2-7021-1305-2 , p. 44
- ^ Tonetti, Claretta Micheletti: Bernardo Bertolucci. The cinema of ambiguity. Twayne Publishers, New York 1995, ISBN 0-8057-9313-5 , p. 48
- ↑ La revue du cinéma, No. 145, 1969, cited above. in: Pitiot, Pierre and Mirabella, Jean-Claude: Sur Bertolucci. Editions Climats, Castelnau-le-Lez 1991, ISBN 2-907563-43-2 , p. 97
- ↑ La Saison cinématographique, 1970, cited above. in: Pitiot, Pierre and Mirabella, Jean-Claude: Sur Bertolucci. Editions Climats, Castelnau-le-Lez 1991, ISBN 2-907563-43-2 , p. 98
- ↑ quoted from the program of the Arsenal Cinema October 2012, Retrospective Marco Bellocchino , p. 10
- ↑ Love and anger. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed May 28, 2017 .
- ↑ Evangelischer Presseverband München, Review No. 132/1970
- Love and anger in the Internet Movie Database (English)