in about 100 words or less
Italy/France/West Germany 317m, Colour
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci; Cast: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini, Laura Betti, Werner Bruhns, Stefania Casini, Sterling Hayden, Anna Henkel, Ellen Schwiers, Alida Valli, Romolo Valli, Stefania Sandrelli, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster
Novecento is an epic historical drama set in the Emilia region of Italy that largely spans the first half of the twentieth century. As a multi-generational story centered around two friends, we witness through the eyes of the peasant workers and land owners, the often violent repercussions of the socioeconomic and political upheaval in Italy during this period. The huge cast is notable for its mix of well-known European and American actors (Klaus Ming September 2016).