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Il Posto

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Ermanno Olmi’s celebrated second feature has little in the way of a conventional story but is endowed with a quiet, truthful humour and concentrated, atmospheric observation of everyday life.  At the time of its release, the film both reinvigorated neo-realism and established Olmi as a key director of modern Italian cinema.

Though its style is pointedly unadorned, the film has a precise sense of timing and reveals Olmi’s brilliant talent for capturing the comic, pompous and sometimes sad way people behave.