Caro papa (1979)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Dear Father and Dear Papa are the English-language titles for the Italian domestic drama Caro Papa. Vittorio Gassman plays a flint-hearted industrialist who thinks as little of destroying his business partner as he does of cheating on his wife. Gassman's son is an apparently weak-willed lad, who may or may not have become involved in the "Red Brigade". When Gassman learns that his son has been appointed to execute someone known only as "P", he assumes the victim is his ex-partner. Only as he is being gunned down does the industrialist realize that "P" stands for Papa. But that's not the end of Dear Father; there's still a viciously ironic coda before the final fade-out.

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industrialist, son, terrorism, murder, partner, target [object of attack]