Novecento (1900)

Direction: Bernardo Bertolucci

Despite acknowledging the high artistic value of the work, the Review Committee prohibit the movie to minors under 14, because of the numerous “images of violence and eroticism”. The film is seized after its release in movie theatres, and criminal proceedings for the criminal offense of obscenity are initiated against the director Bernardo Bertolucci and the producer Alberto Grimaldi. Moreover,  all the documents of the Censorship Committee are requested, in order to clarify the administrative work of the Directorate of Cinema. The Court of Bolzano later orders the release from seizure of the film and drops all the charges against it, because it “is not considered obscene".