Fists in the Pocket

Fists in the Pocket

Directed by Marco Bellocchio • 1965 • Italy

Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio. Charged by a coolly assured style, shocking perversity, and savage gallows humor, Fists in the Pocket was a gleaming ice pick in the eye of bourgeois family values and Catholic morality, a truly unique work that continues to rank as one of the great achievements of Italian cinema.

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Fists in the Pocket
  • Fists in the Pocket

    Directed by Marco Bellocchio • 1965 • Italy

    Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio. Charged by a coolly assured style, shocking perversity, and sa...

Extras

  • FISTS IN THE POCKET: Bernardo Bertolucci Afterword

    In this video interview, shot in Rome in 2005, acclaimed filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci (a contemporary of Marco Bellocchio) discusses his reaction to FISTS IN THE POCKET and explains the film’s importance to Italian cinema.

  • A Need for Change

    This documentary, made in 2005, features interviews with FISTS IN THE POCKET director Marco Bellocchio, actors Lou Castel and Paola Pitagora, editor Silvano Agosti, and critic Tullio Kezich.