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by Marco Bellocchio


Alessandro, a young epileptic with paranoid inclinations, decides to relieve Augusto, the only sound brother, from the burden of a numerous family plagued with hereditary diseases. After a first aborted attempt, the dreadful series of accidents/murders is started by pushing the blind mother into a ravine. Then comes the turn of Leone, the idiotic brother. Will Alessandro be able to bring to completion his obsessive project ?

international title: Fists in the Pocket
original title: I pugni in tasca
country: Italy
year: 1965
genre: fiction
directed by: Marco Bellocchio
film run: 105'
screenplay: Marco Bellocchio
cast: Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Masé
cinematography by: Alberto Marrama
film editing: Silvano Agosti
costumes designer: Gisella Longo
producer: Enzo Doria
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