Empire (UK) - - REVIEW - IF

Bernardo Ber­tolucci’s epic fol­lows two friends, peas­ant Gérard Depar­dieu and aris­to­crat robert De Niro, through five decades of Ital­ian class strug­gle. made by cin­ema’s great­est ar­ti­sans (com­poser en­nio mor­ri­cone, DP Vit­to­rio Storaro), it is op­er­atic in style, am­bi­tion and length (five hours and 15 min­utes over two discs).

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