Cinema: Bordello Politics


Directed and Written by UNA WERTMULLER

For an intelligent, vehement film, Love and Anarchy begins with dim promise. A young boy sits on a chamber pot in the bedroom of an Italian farmhouse. In the kitchen, his parents talk politics with an old friend. They are poor people, and what the little boy hears is the distillation of years full of want and struggle. The political talk is angry, what might be called, at a more comfortable distance, radical. Finally, unable to control his curiosity any longer, the little boy shouts...

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