Love and Anarchy (Italian: Film d’amore e d’anarchia, ovvero: stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza…) is a 1973 film directed by Lina Wertmüller and starring Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato. The story, set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of World War II, centers on Giannini’s character, an anarchist who stays in a brothel while preparing to assassinate Benito Mussolini. Giannini’s character falls in love with one of the women working in the brothel. This film explores the depths of his emotions concerning love, his hate for fascism, and his fears of being killed while assassinating Mussolini.
Love and Anarchy was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and Giannini was awarded Best Actor.