Necropolis 1970
Underground film from the 1968 era, clearly influenced by pop art (the color scheme is very Mario Schifano-like) and Warhol's works.
Brocani conjures together all your favourite European cultural and historical myth figures in order to attack the centuries of 'sublimation' that have produced our cities and their inhabitants. The gang's all here: Frankenstein's monster gropes towards the awareness that his mind is a universe; Attila, naked on a white horse, liberates his people from their ignominy; the ultra-caustic Viva bemoans the frustrations of married life and drifts into the elegiac persona of the Bloody Countess Bathory; Louis Waldon is a hip American tourist searching for the (missing) Mona Lisa. The range is extraordinary, from stand-up Jewish comedy to a kind of flea-market expressionism.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:58:14 | 6.54 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Multilingual
Subtitles: English, Italiano(only for the English and French dialogues)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Director: Franco Brocani
Cast: Nicoletta Machiavelli, Tina Aumont, Pierre Clementi
Country: Italy, UK

• Three short films by Brocani (without subtitles)
-- "E ormai sicuro il mio ritorno a Knossos", featuring Mario Schifano and Luca Patella
-- "Lo specchio a forma di gabbia"
-- "La maschera del Minotauro", based on a story by Jorge L. Borges

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