La via del petrolio

The oil route
by Bernardo Bertolucci Documentary Italia 1967 135'

The film is in three parts (Le origini, Il viaggio, and Attraverso l'Europa) and follows the black gold route from Iran to Europe along a trail which mixes documentary and film. The first part, which is clearly documentary, concetrates on the source-land of the oil, and the magical existence of fire. It is interwoven with a reflection on film as a means of reproducting reality. The second part is more adventurous and deals with the tanker's journey to Genoa. It includes frequent literaly quotes and references. The last part has a South American journalist as narrator-protagonist. He's writing a diary and follows the trail of the pipeline using various means of transport.<%YOUTUBE=0vp7FyCiNQM%>



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