Watch: Hammamet 2020 123movies, Full Movie Online – The last year of Bettino Craxi’s life, one of the most important and controversial Italian leaders of the 1980s..
Plot: The last years of Bettino Craxi, one of the most important and controversial italian leader of the 1980’s.
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slow but great actor
Main actor is great, movie has some nice parts but the pace is slow and expecially at the end loses grip. Maybe it needs a better cut. How accurate its’ historically is also a nice question….
Exactly what a Fellini reboot of Citizen Kane would look like
If nothing else, this is one movie with “character”.
Before sitting down to watch its first airing on Rai3, I peeked at the IMDb comments and the score, only to get confused. The awards and the praise just did not match with the overall score which was close to a 5. And the reviews suggested that one would not get much taste out of “Hammamet” unless one was particularly interested and invested in the history of the Italian left.
Well, I disagree.
I barely remembered the name Craxi and had no idea he had spent his last days in Tunisia. A quick search provided me with enough knowledge and trivia to place the narrative where it was intended to be.
I, too, am one who would enjoy to find the crucial foundations of a story (or a portrait) right within the movie itself, but let’s face it: Times have changed. The way we access and enjoy movies has changed. The viewer may at times be expected to interact with the film in ways that are not limited to looking at a screen.
With a bit of leg work, one can get into Hammamet, which is quite rewarding given that the director has really given thought on how to construct solid scenes focusing all the time on the contrast between how the world sees a man and how the man interprets his very own self.
The director has made the touches to convert Craxi into a cinematical creature, a man of hopeless yet endless power plays, not as unlikable as actual moguls like Harvey Weinstein but somewhat more crude-yet-real than Citizen Kane.
A bit of abstraction, some escapism and lots of ego – be they capitalist or socialist, this is how almost any notable man can be portrayed.
The fact that this movie was shot only 20 years after Craxi’s death makes it more interesting. It is a “period piece” in a way, but not so much as the gap between the actual thing and its cinematic interpretation ain’t huge.
I particularly enjoyed the choices of songs used in the movie. The scene where his son played the guitar and song “Piazza Grande” was a delight. Delicate choice of Italian culture from not so long ago, including even tidbits from dubbed Hollywood movies he watches on Italian channels via satellite.
Reckless bravery… This is what I would call the director’s choice on certain things, and also what I would call Craxi’s involvement with money and politics.
The revenge-seeking son of his late friend disappears in the desert, just like that, defeating the very basic concepts of time and space? Really? That was a dare.
Reducing crimes of fraud into mere “naughtiness” by starting and ending the film with images of a child Craxi? Wow! Name a politician of my own times, and I’d get furious with such whitewashing! Yet, as a simple and functioning explanation to whatever complicated stuff went on in real life, yes, I will take it within the context of this film!
The Fellini-esque scarf worn by the protagonist as he walks barefoot on top of the Duomo in his dream, the way his daughter takes him to his lover… My, those were pretty notable scenes in very different ways.
As the doctor says regarding another character: “I malati di mente non guariscono perché non sono malati.” (Mental illnesses don’t get cured because they are not illnesses.)
This was a strange, powerful and kind of arrogant film. I’m glad I saw it.
Original Language it
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Gianni Amelio
Writer Gianni Amelio, Alberto Taraglio
Actors Pierfrancesco Favino, Livia Rossi, Luca Filippi
Awards 6 wins & 18 nominations
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Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera RED Weapon Helium, Leitz SUMMILUX-C Lenses
Laboratory Grande Mela, Roma, Italy
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Negative Format Redcode RAW
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Printed Film Format DCP