Bellocchio’s drama about the brutal, often sadistic, treatment meted out to cadets at an army training school.
Italy-France-West Germany 1976
Dir Marco Bellocchio
With Michele Placido, Franco Nero, Miou-Miou, Patrick Dewaere
One of Bellocchio’s most popular films of the 1970s is another caustic look at the Italian establishment, this time focusing on the military. Showing the brutal, often sadistic, treatment meted out to cadets at an army training school, Bellocchio made another cutting-edge film about contemporary Italian life, which also references classic movies like From Here to Eternity.