Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio, Carlo Lizzani, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Jean-Luc Godard pool their considerable talents for this cinematic exercise that presents five stories spanning the gamut of human emotion, from the heady passions of ardor and rage to chilling apathy. Set against the turbulent social and political backdrop of the 1960s, the short, thematically linked vignettes paint a larger portrait of a volatile decade. (texte officiel du distributeur)