Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Oh dear lord. Another four hour movie. I wish I was that guy who controls the music at the Oscars and starts playing it when people's speeches go on for too long. At about the ninety minute mark of these films, I could just put the music on and the director would have to wrap up whatever he was saying in ten seconds. It would be glorious.
It is a bit difficult to sum up a four hour long movie, especially when you stop paying attention at the two hour mark. Alfredo and Olmo are friends, despite Alfredo being raised as a populist and Olmo being raised as a socialist. Lots of shit goes down and Donald Sutherland appears as a complete psychopath.
I am always annoyed at long films, but the length of this movie particularly pissed me off. I could have actually enjoyed this film, but I couldn't stay connected to a film for this long. Perhaps I should have broken it up, but really, that's not the point of a movie! Maybe it doesn't matter; every character was so unlikable that I might have been unable to enjoy this regardless, even if it was a respectable length. I do love me some Robert De Niro, though.
The film used more than 12,000 extras.
The uncut version is over five hours long.