THE ORGANIZER (I Compagni)
a feature film by Mario Monicelli (Casanova ‘70, Big Deal on Madonna Street, The Great War, My Friends)
with Marcello Mastroianni (La Dolce Vita, 81/2, The Night, A Special Day, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow), Annie Girardot (The Piano Teacher, Rocco and His Brothers), Bernard Blier (Quai des Orfèvres), Renato Salvatori (Big Deal on Madonna Street, Rocco and His Brothers)
In turn-of-the-twentieth-century Turin, an accident in a textile factory incites workers to stage a walkout. But it’s not until they receive unexpected aid from a traveling professor (Marcello Mastroianni) that they find their voice, unite, and stand up for themselves.
This historical drama by Mario Monicelli, brimming with humor and honesty, is a beautiful and moving ode to the power of the people, and features engaging, naturalistic performances; cinematography by the great Giuseppe Rotunno.
Academy Awards Oscar Nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay
Italy/France/Yugoslavia - 1963, 130', available in Full HD
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Produced by Lux Film and Vides Cinematografica