Il Posto

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Directed by Ermanno Olmi.
With Loredanna Detto, Sandro Panseri, Tullio Kezich.
Italy, 1961, 35mm, black & white, 90 min.
Italian with English subtitles.

Young Domenico treks from his small village to Milan to interview for a “job for life” at an anonymous megacompany. There he gets to know a beautiful co-candidate (Loredana Detto) as well as the absurd and sadistic realities of office life. Olmi’s second feature balances a devastating critique of corporate culture with a humane realism attuned to emotional subtleties.

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