Robert De Niro
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Cast: Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
, Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Bernardo Bertolucci

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Bernardo Bertolucci's 255-minute 1900 was a gargantuan undertaking, requiring the resources of three European countries and a trio of American movie studios. Set in the Italian town of Parma, the film's continuity backtracks from Liberation Day in 1945 to the occasion of composer/patriot Giuseppe Verdi's death in 1901. We follow the lives of two men born on that day in 1901, who grow up to be Alfredo Berlinghieti (Robert De Niro) and Olmo Dalco (Gérard Depardieu). Wealthy Alfredo sinks into dissipation, while poverty-stricken Olmo becomes a firebrand labor leader and communist. After WWI, Alfredo is allowed to peacefully retain his land holdings by playing nice with the burgeoning fascists; Olmo, on the other hand, engages in a long-standing battle against the minions of Mussolini. The two protagonists are reunited when Alfredo returns to Parma to preside over Olmo's trial for "political crimes." Co-star Burt Lancaster is cast as Alfredo's wealthy grandfather, who hates to see the old values buried beneath the social travails of the 20th century. Many American prints of 1900 were shortened to 243 minutes, rendering the story hard to follow at times.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2012
UPC: 0887090034401
Original Release: 1976
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time: 5:15:00
Sales rank: 19,514

Special Features

Bernardo Bertolucci: Reflections on Cinema; An Intimate look at the Director's legendary career... featuring archival interviews with Bertolucci from 1962-1996

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert De Niro Alfredo Berlinghieti, grandson
Gérard Depardieu Olmo Dalco
Burt Lancaster Alfredo Berlinghieri, grandfather
Sterling Hayden Leo Dalco
Donald Sutherland Attila
Dominique Sanda Ada
Stefania Sandrelli Anita Foschi, Olmo's wife
Laura Betti Regina
Alida Valli Signora Pioppi
Anna Henkel Actor
Francesca Bertini Sister Desolata
Werner Bruhns Octavio
Stefania Casini Actor
Ellen Schwiers Actor
Romolo Valli Giovanni
Giacomo Rizzo Rigoletto
Paolo Pavesi Alfredo as a Child
Roberto Maccanti Olmo as a Child
Antonio Piovanelli Turo Dalco
Maria Monti Actor
Anna-Maria Gherardi Eleonora
Jose Quaglio Aranzini
Clara Colosimo Actor
Piero Vida Actor
Patrizia de Clara Actor
Edda Ferronao Actor
Lisa Harrow Actor
Allen Midgette Vagabond
Mario Meniconi Actor
Vittorio Fanfoni Actor

Technical Credits
Bernardo Bertolucci Director,Screenwriter
Franco Arcalli Editor,Screenwriter
Giuseppe Bertolucci Screenwriter
Ezio Frigerio Art Director
Alberto Grimaldi Producer
Gitt Magrini Costumes/Costume Designer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Enzo Ocone Editor
Gianni Quaranta Production Designer
Vittorio Storaro Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 1900 - Part 1
1. The War Is Over [:00]
2. It's A Boy [13:06]
3. Peasants & Patrons [11:58]
4. Family Affairs [12:06]
5. A Patriarch's Will [9:55]
6. Time For A Sacrifice [15:05]
7. The Strike [11:43]
8. Everything's Changed [8:30]
9. In The Name Of The Law [6:19]
10. Free Love [14:27]
11. Silly Joke [16:15]
12. United [16:11]
Disc #2 -- 1900 - Part 2
1. The City Life [:00]
2. A Funeral And A Wedding [8:38]
3. Watch Dog [14:58]
4. Accused [14:27]
5. The Party Is Everywhere [8:49]
6. Crazy November [8:23]
7. Old Acquaintance [18:07]
8. A Widow's Home [4:34]
9. Runaways [4:07]
10. Fascists and Socialists [15:46]
11. Enemy Of The People [16:07]
12. Padrone Is Alive [12:08]

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