CRIME OF LOVE

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CRIME OF LOVE

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Luigi Comencini

1974  101 minutes1.78:1  Italy

Editions: DVD

A forgotten classic, Crime of Love is a story about two factory workers living in Northern Italy who form a romantic connection. The woman, torn between the freedoms of the North and her traditional Sicilian values, slowly allows herself to love, then marry, her co-worker.

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Synopsis

A forgotten classic, Crime of Love is a story about two factory workers living in Northern Italy who form a romantic connection. The woman, torn between the freedoms of the North and her traditional Sicilian values, slowly allows herself to love, then marry, her co-worker. Soon after her wedding, she dies as a result of industrial pollution from her job. The film gives a good idea of the north-south mentality clash in Italy. The workers from the north and the south may have the same political ideas, but when they go home to their families they are worlds apart. They can’t understand each other, even when in love like the Lombard Nullo and the Sicilian Carmela, but they are united by death caused by the ruthless disregard for safety measures of the industry managers and of those (the doctor) that should look after the lives of the workers and not simply appease the interests of the owners.

Reviews

Hard as it might be to believe that an Italian melodrama from 1974 is rich with social, economic, and political situations that couldn’t be more relatable for most American viewers at the present moment, Crime of Love is just that, telling, in literal and metaphorical primary colors, a heart-rending story of divided people who don’t realize they have overriding interests in common until a breaking point is reached, which is much too late, at least for the characters we come to care about most deeply. Crime of Love has us firmly in its emotionally overpowering grip, provoking us into empathy, compassion, and—most subtly, but most importantly—thought and reflection, involving us as it does in the lives of characters who don’t deserve their fates, the particular cruelty of which we are devastated by because the film lets us see quite clearly that they only seem inevitable. Recommended.
— DVDtalk

Cast and Credits

Director
Luigi Comencini

Writer
Luigi Comencini and Ugo Pirro

Producer
Gianni Hecht Lucari

Cast
Giuliano Gemma, Stefania Sandrelli, and Brizio Montinaro

Cinematography
Luigi Kuveiller

Editing
Nino Baragli

Music
Carlo Rustichelli

Special Features

New High definition transfer/digitally restored
New and improved English subtitles
Interview with Adriano Apra, film historian
Original theatrical trailer
fully illustrated booklet

Production: Italy – 1974
Running time: 101 minutes, color
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0 Mono
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

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Release Date: November 22, 2011

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