THE SLEAZY UNCLE (Franco Brusati, 1989)

The American title mauls the original one, Lo zio indegno, where Uncle Luca, beautifully played by Vittorio Gassman (best actor, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists), is set at “shameful” or “unworthy”—and even this is ironical, since the explicit judgment projects nephew Riccardo’s warped viewpoint. It is he, Riccardo, who is “unworthy” of the other. […]