La commare secca

La commare secca

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci • 1962 • Italy

The brutalized corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one by one, each account bringing them closer to the killer. In this, his stunning debut feature, based on a story by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci utilizes a series of interconnected flashbacks to explore the nature of truth and the reliability of narrative. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the first realization of a legendary talent.

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La commare secca
  • La commare secca

    Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci • 1962 • Italy

    The brutalized corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one by one, each account bringing them closer to the killer. In this, his stunning debu...

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  • Bernardo Bertolucci on LA COMMARE SECCA

    The following interview with director Bernardo Bertolucci was recorded in Rome in 2003. In it, he discusses his relationship with his mentor, filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, and traces the development of LA COMMARE SECCA from preproduction to its debut at the 1962 Venice Film Festival.