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Don Giovanni
Original Version with Italian Subtitle
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Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni
Year:1970
Director:Carmelo Bene
Cast:Carmelo Bene, Lydia Mancinelli, Salvatore Vendittelli
Country:Italia
Duration:75 min
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Based on the short story "Le plus bel amour de Don Juan" by Jules-Amedee Barbey d'Aurevilly and Bene's own writings Don Giovanni is uniquely experimental as well as hailed as Bene's masterpiece. The movie features more of Bene's wild acting experiments. Stagy sets are used here, the actors overacting in a method that wanders between expressionism and raw madness. A family scene suddenly has the couple banging on teacups or fussing over some little girls face for a few minutes, Don goes into an energetic acting fit that looks like epilepsy while wrapped in steel wire, there is dizzying camera work and fight scenes are chaos, all the while jarring sounds and an incongruous recitation run in the background. 

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