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Love and Anarchy

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When a friend is assassinated by the Fascists, a depressed farmer seeks refuge in a Roman brothel, where he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini.

Love and Anarchy is a 1973 film directed by Lina Wertmüller and starring Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato. The plot, set in Fascist Italy before World War II, revolves around Giannini’s character, an anarchist who lives in a brothel while plotting the assassination of Benito Mussolini. Giannini’s character falls in love with one of the brothel’s employees.

This video delves into his feelings about love, his hatred for fascism, and his concerns about being killed when assassinating Mussolini.

At the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Love and Anarchy was nominated for the Palme d’Or, and Giannini was named Best Actor.

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