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Novecento (1900) by Bernardo Bertolucci, 1976

Novecento (Italian: "Twentieth Century"), alternative naming is "1900" - is a 1976 historical drama directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

The main characters of the film - Alfredo and Olmo - are two people born in Italy. The epic, more than five hour long film shows their life paths against the backdrop of historical events and changing social moods in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.

After the film premiere at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, its controversy was fueled partly by its explicit nudity and sex scenes, including a scene involving the two young boys (played by Paolo Pavesi and Roberto Maccanti) comparing their erections.