• Director

    Roberto Rossellini

  • With

    Gennaro Pisano, Marilyn Buferd, William Tubbs, Helen Tubbs, Giovanni Amato

  • Italy 1948-1952. 85min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

A photographer on the Amalfi coast discovers that his camera has the power to kill. Initially sure of his good intentions, he aims the weapon at human injustice, but discovers in the process that good and evil are intertwined. Inspired by the commedia dell’arte, complete with political allusions and a strong moral message, the film was initially abandoned by Rossellini in 1948, only to be completed four years later.

See a Relaxed Screening of The Machine That Kills Bad People on Monday 24 June 18:35.

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