La Rabbia

La Rabbia

Synopsis

When producer Gastone Ferranti invited Pasolini to make a feature-length film essay out of archive newsreel footage reflecting on "modern Italy", Pasolini set out to make a film as "a show of indignation against the unreality of the bourgeois world." Ferranti cut half of Pasolini's work and invited the right-wing Giovanni Guareschi to add a 'balancing" episode. Pasolini disowned the result, apart from the closing meditation on Marilyn Monroe. This reconstruction by Giuseppe Bertolucci and the Cineteca di Bologna restores his original intentions.