The Subversives

I sovversivi (internationally released as The Subversives) is a 1967 Italian drama film. It is the first solo film directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, without Valentino Orsini.[1]

The Subversives
I sovversivi
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Directed byPaolo and Vittorio Taviani
Written byPaolo and Vittorio Taviani
Music byGiovanni Fusco
CinematographyGianni Narzisi
Giuseppe Ruzzolini
Edited byFranco Brogi Taviani
Release date
  • 1967 (1967)

It was entered into the 32° Venice Film Festival.[2]


The film combines actual footage of Communist leader Palmiro Togliatti's funeral with the intermingled stories of four people affected by his death: Ettore, a Venezuelan radical who abandons the wealthy Italian woman he loves to go back to his country and help his cause; Ludovico, an ailing filmmaker who finds out that art alone is not enough; Giulia, a woman who embarks upon a lesbian affair with a former mistress of her husband; and Ermanno, a philosophy graduate who breaks up with his past.



  1. ^ Gian Piero Brunetta (1993). Dal miracolo economico agli anni novanta. Editori Riuniti.
  2. ^ Cinema nuovo , Edizioni 185-196. Edizione Dedalo., 1967.

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