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The Lord of the Ants

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Venice Film Festival

VERDICT: Director Gianni Amelio recreates a dismaying but true story from 1960’s Italy, when a brilliant writer who does little to hide his love for young men is persecuted and put on trial by a laughably outmoded justice system.

After Hammamet, his biographical portrait of Italian politician Bettino Craxi during his last days o
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