At its core, Pure is a powerful and heart-wrenching coming of age drama. The story is told from the point-of-view of the young Paul (Harry Eden), who witnesses the horrible consequences of drug usage and the hardship of withdrawal.
Some of the best films I know were the ones made in the 60's and 70's. Agostino, directed by Mauro Bolognini, is no exception. The film is based on the novel of the same name --Agostino, written in 1945 by Alberto Moravia .