Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Written and directed by Italian filmmaker Alberto Bevilacqua, Questa Specie D'Amore (This Kind of Love) illustrates the difficulties one runs into when one attempts detached intellectualism. Ugo Tognazzi plays the son of a 1930s-era anti-fascist (also played by Tognazzi) who had suffered mightily for his beliefs. Wishing to cut himself off from all feelings and compassion lest he be tormented in the same manner as his father, Tognazzi rushes into a marriage with the spoiled daughter (Jean Seberg) of a wealthy nobleman. The misery attending this mismatch leads Tognazzi to desert his sheltered new lifestyle and return to his father's home town. Throughout the film, flashbacks are used to show the events that led Tognazzi into building huge walls around his true feelings.
emotion, Fascism, father, marital-problems, son