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LA TRAGEDIA DI UN UOMO RIDICULO

In Competition
Directed by :
Bernardo BERTOLUCCI 
Country:
ITALY
  • Award for Best Actor, 1981

Synopsis

Who is Primo Spaggiari ?
A man peasant origin, coming from the Po valley where he runs a small cheese factory ; it is here he toils over the milk, and from the cheese he makes earns the money which each day reminds him of his modest origins.
He is just among many small manufacturers, imaginative without preconceived ideas, who contributes in his own way to keep alive the precarious Italian economy.
With eternal wonder, Primo watches the phenomenon of liquid becoming solid; the miracle of milk turning into cheese; the destiny of this cheese bringing him his money.
But one day his son...