China is Near

La Cina è vicina
by Marco Bellocchio 1h47min Italy 1967
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Film details

China is Near
by Marco Bellocchio

A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry. Their targets are a professor, Vittorio Gordini Malvezzi, who is running for municipal office as a Socialist candidate, and his sister Elena, a great lady who lets every man in town climb on top of her but won't marry because socially they're all beneath her. Vittorio doesn't get what is going on. Their little brother Camillo, a seventeen year old seminary student turned Maoist provides the title of the film when he scrawls 'China is Near' on the walls of the Socialist Party building, his brother's campaign headquarters.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Glauco Mauri : Vittorio
  • Elda Tattoli : Elena
  • Paolo Graziosi : Carlo
  • And with: Daniela Surina, Pier Luigi Aprà, Alessandro Haber


  • Director Marco Bellocchio
  • Scenario Marco Bellocchio, Elda Tattoli
  • Photo director Tonino Delli Colli
  • Sound Vittorio De Sisti
  • Editing Roberto Perpignani
  • Original music Ennio Morricone
  • Producer Franco Cristaldi
  • Production Compagny Vides Cinematografica
  • Distributor CRISTALDI FILMS

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1967
  • Release date for France08/17/1968
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageItalian
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