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      Leap Into the Void

      1980 2h 0m Comedy List
      Reviews The relationship between a respected yet domineering judge, Mauro Ponticelli (Michel Piccoli), and his restless sister, Marta (Anouk Aimée), descends into uncharted territory when Marta begins having mental problems. What is Mauro's solution in dealing with her mental health? He hires an actor, Giovanni (Michele Placido), to convince her to kill herself. But the plan backfires when Mauro becomes envious of his sister's new relationship, subsequently exposing his own psychological problems. Read More Read Less

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      Serge Daney Cahiers du Cinéma Certainly, the filmmaker's talent remains intact and this Leap Into the Void is rich in filmic events big and small, which make it never boring, but rather fastidious. Oct 12, 2022 Full Review Jesús Fernández Santos El Pais (Spain) The evolution of the protagonists is found in between sarcasm and irony, which remind one of Marco Bellocchio's first films, and of a special or particular poetry that appears in the best moments. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 15, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The relationship between a respected yet domineering judge, Mauro Ponticelli (Michel Piccoli), and his restless sister, Marta (Anouk Aimée), descends into uncharted territory when Marta begins having mental problems. What is Mauro's solution in dealing with her mental health? He hires an actor, Giovanni (Michele Placido), to convince her to kill herself. But the plan backfires when Mauro becomes envious of his sister's new relationship, subsequently exposing his own psychological problems.
      Director
      Marco Bellocchio
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      Italian
      Runtime
      2h 0m