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    Unique ID Code: 0000150514
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 2/9/2012 13:00
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    Let's Wash Our Brains
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 123 Minutes
    Retail Price: £20.42
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    Content Type: Movie

    Conceived by the legendary Italian producer Alfredo Bini, the multi-director portmanteau film Let's Wash Our Brains: RoGoPaG (Laviamoci il cervello: RoGoPaG) brought together four esteemed directors of European cinema to contribute comic episodes reflective of the swinging post-"boom" era. The resulting omnibus collectively examines social anxieties around sex, nuclear war, religion, urbanisation - and the promise of a modern cinema.

    Roberto Rossellini's Illibatezza (Virginity) follows an airline stewardess plagued by an obsessed American tourist whose 8mm camera enables the indulgence of a personal, and solipsistic, vision of the Ideal. Jean-Luc Godard's Il nuovo mondo (The New World) takes place in an Italian-dubbed Paris beset by nuclear fallout, and wittily chronicles the changes that take place in the lives - and medicine cabinet - of a handsome young couple. Pier Paolo Pasolini's scandalous La ricotta (Ricotta, as in the curded cheese) presents the goings-on around a film shoot devoted to the Crucifixion and presided over by none other than Orson Welles (playing a kind of stand-in for Pasolini himself); it is this episode that landed Pasolini with a suspended four-month prison sentence. Lastly, Ugo Gregoretti's Il pollo ruspante (Free-Range Chicken) depicts a middle-class Milanese family flirting with the purchase of real-estate and engaging catastrophically with an antagonistic consumerist infrastructure.

    Special Features:
    - Original Italian theatrical trailer
    - 56-page booklet featuring new essays by Tag Gallagher, Arthur Mas, Martial Pisani, and Pasquale Iannone
    - New translation by Tag Gallagher of excerpts from an oral history about the film
    - Rare archival imagery

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 OAR - Black and White and Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Italian Mono 2.0

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English (optional)

    Directed By:
    Jean-Luc Godard (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
    Ugo Gregoretti (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
    Pier Paolo Pasolini (segment "La ricotta")
    Roberto Rossellini (segment "Illibatezza")

    Written By:

    Rosanna Schiaffino
    Bruce Balaban
    Maria Pia Schiaffino
    Jean-Marc Bory
    Alexandra Stewart
    Orson Welles
    Mario Cipriani
    Laura Betti
    Edmonda Aldini
    ...and many more

    Soundtrack By:
    Carlo Rustichelli

    Director of Photography:
    Mario Bernardo (segment "Pollo ruspante, Il")
    Tonino Delli Colli (segment "La ricotta")
    Jean Rabier (segment "Nuovo mondo, Il")
    Luciano Trasatti (segment "Illibatezza")

    Nino Baragli (segment "La ricotta")
    Agnès Guillemot (segment "Il nuovo mondo")

    Alberto Barsanti .... producer
    Alfredo Bini .... producer
    Angelo Rizzoli .... producer

    Eureka Entertainment

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