organization Art Promotion

The Guilt And Punishment


Italia – 1961 – 35mm – b&n – 12′


Direction: Marco Bellocchio

Screenplay: Marco Bellocchio

Photography: Cesare Fontana

Cast: Alberto Maravalle, Stefano Satta Flores, Maria Pia Vaccarezza

Production: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia



A young man is waiting outside of the building for the group’s arrival, stroking a kitten. When some cars arrived, got out from it different individuals, who precede him inside. One the boy is inside, he starts talking with his boss, trying to give him explanations about a night spent with the girlfriend of the interlocutor…



“(…) Bellocchio highlights his special attention to complex and sometimes intricate psychologies, due to the contradictory of the human soul, to the love-hate relationship that is established between those who command and those who obey. All issues that will be hereafter discussed and examined in depth, by becoming central to the works such as Victory March, In the Name of the Father, A Leap in the Dark, for example. But also small signs can give a sense to the beginning of a path”. (Giancarlo Zappoli, Le forme della ribellione. Il cinema di Marco Bellocchio)



Essay of the first year film direction course at the Italian National film school