Bertolucci's first historical fresco covering 50 years of Italian life. A spectacle and political commitment; historical memory converted into film images. A century that is born and a period that dies. From innocence to fascism and freedom. De Niro and Depardieu are magnificent. "My intention was quite clear: to make a popular film and communicate with the biggest possible audience. Although I don't think it is a political film, I do think that it is, above all, an ideological film". (B.B).
Bernardo Bertolucci, Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci
Burt Lancaster, Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Donald Sutherland