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Salto nel Vuoto (1980) Marco Bellocchio; Anouk Aimee, Michel Piccoli
Salto nel Vuoto (1980) Marco Bellocchio; Anouk Aimee, Michel Piccoli


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In Italian with English subtitles. Also known as A Leap in the Dark and Leap into the Void. Widescreen.

Directed by Marco Bellocchio. The Guy De Maupassant story The Devil would seem to be the springboard for the Italian-made Salto nel Vuoto. Michel Piccoli plays an Italian jurist whose sister Anouk Aimee is a bit "light in the belfry". Piccoli entreats Michele Placido to convince the awkward Aimee to kill herself. The results are unexpected, and fascinating. As with most of his work, director Marco Bellocchio uses the seemingly petty problems of his bourgeois characters as a mirror of what is going on in society at large. Both Michel Piccoli and Anouk Aimee won Best Acting awards at the 1980 Cannes Festival.

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5 of 5 A Void Worth the Leap April 7, 2018
Reviewer: Henry Steele from Statesville, NC United States  
Great middle period Bellocchio, wonderful performances all around; more nuanced than I remembered. The visuals could use some clearing up, but this may be close to the way it actually looked at the time--I was a bit bleary, in those days, too. A director who's always worthwhile, particularly here.

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