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Tuesday, April 3 - Thursday, April 5, 2012

35mm print “Perhaps the wildest comedy yet from Italian writer-director-actor Nanni Moretti, a European cult favorite—here starring as a water-polo player and communist politician suffering from amnesia. Interspersing clips from a TV screening of Doctor Zhivago and Moretti’s own Super-8 work from the 70s as well as cameo appearances by Raul Ruiz as a metaphysical priest, Moretti concocts a dreamy satire about the ambiguous status of the Communist Party in late-80s Italy, with water polo serving as a ruling metaphor (the title refers to a goal-scoring technique); journalism and advertising are particularly singled out for comic abuse.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Part of the series La Vita e Cinema: The Films of Nanni Moretti

  • Country Italy
  • Language In Italian with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1989
  • Running Time 89 minutes
  • Director Nanni Moretti