The Working Class Goes To Heaven (Limited Edition, Region B)

$49.99
Type: New Blu-Ray

Gian Maria Volonté (A Fistful of Dollars), stars in one of provocative filmmaker Elio (Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion) Petri's most politically charged films as factory worker Lulu: a man on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Too tired to sleep with his girlfriend, cut out of his son’s life by his ex, humiliated and disrespected, Lulu turns revolutionary following an accident at work. The Working Class Goes to Heaven is an oftentimes surreal and darkly comic look at the life of an everyday Italian trying to find a sense of purpose in a world where he is only allowed to be a tool for industry. A savage takedown of capitalism and industrial corruption, the film was recipient of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or and features a gloriously unhinged, award-winning performance from Volonté, accompanied by an exceptional score by Ennio Morricone and stunning cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller (Deep Red).

Limited Edition Special Features:

  • 2K restoration of the film
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Archival interview with Elio Petri from the Cannes Film Festival
  • Career-encompassing archival interview with Gian Maria Volonté from French TV
  • Archival interview with actor Corrado Solari
  • Appreciation of Gian Maria Volonté and the film by filmmaker Alex Cox
  • Petri's Praxis: Ideology and Cinema in Post-war Italy - A visual essay by scholar Matthew Kowalski on Petri's relationship with left-wing politics and its impact on his cinema 
  • The Working Class Goes to Heaven - Background to a Film Shot in Novara (2006), by Serena Checcucci and Enrico Omodeo Salé; an unconventional making-of documentary, exploring the real-life factory location where the film was shot and the story behind the film’s production there, as told by the staff, film extras and crew
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow
  • Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Eugenio Renzi, Elio Petri Investigation of a Filmmaker author Roberto Curti on Petri and Volonté's collaborations and relationship, archival writing and reviews to be confirmed 
  • Limited edition of 2000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings 

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