Cinema: Dead-End Bambini

La Notte Brava (Ajace; Miller) wants to be a child's garden of dolce vita: a pretentious prologue announces that "this picture symbolizes the widespread immoral conduct prevalent among our young, presenting its facts with brutal significance." What the moviegoer actually gets is a fitfully funny knockabout with an ancient theme, the falling-out of thieves. Three young punks (Jean Claude Brialy, Laurent Terzieff, Franco Interlenghi) flap-foot about Rome, trying to sell some stolen guns (their fence is busy with a funeral), trying to cheat some prostitutes (the girls cheat them), trying to betray one...

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