Before the Revolution DVD
Starring Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Domenico Aldi, Allen Midgette, Morando Morandini, Cristina Pariset, Cecrope Barilli, Evelina Alpi, Gianni Amico, Goliardo Padova, Guido Fanti, Enrico Salvatore
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Italian maestro Bernardo Bertolucci was just 22 years old when he directed this coming-of-age drama set in Parma.
Loosely based on Stendhal's novel 'The Charterhouse of Parma', the film follows 20-year-old Marxist Fabrizio (Francesco Barilli) in his idealistic attempt to break away from all things bourgeois.
Fabrizio begins his journey by breaking off his engagement to his middle-class childhood sweetheart Clelia (Cristina Pariset).
Fabrizio's idealism is shaken, however, when his best friend (Allen Midgette) commits suicide, and he finds a temporary comfort of sorts in the arms of his young, emotionally unstable Aunt Gina (Adriana Asti).
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5035673010990
- Catalogue number: BFIB1099
- Studio: BFI
- Release date: 29/08/2011
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: B/W