Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls (told in a slow beginning) who are among the 200 women Read More »
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Immediately after the war, a truck on which the newlyweds Michele and Giovanna travel Read More »
Uomini e lupi / Men and Wolves (1957) Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona, Silvana Mangano, Yves Montand, Pedro Armendáriz, Drama
A draft, his wife, his son and a man who pretends to come to a miserable lobero people of Abruzzo. Read More »
Riso amaro / Bitter Rice (1949) Giuseppe De Santis, Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Drama
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. Read More »
Un marito per Anna Zaccheo / A Husband for Anna (1953) Giuseppe De Santis, Silvana Pampanini, Amedeo Nazzari, Massimo Girotti, Drama
Anna Zaccheo is a beautiful young woman from a working class Neapolitan family. Her main concern is to find herself a suitable husband. She meets a young sailor Andrea one day and gets engaged to him. But while she is waiting for Andrea to return from the navy she gets raped by her boss. Her life suddenly takes a downward spiral.
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Giorni di gloria / Days of Glory (1945) Giuseppe De Santis, Umberto Barbaro, Umberto Calosso, Donato Carretta, Documentary
The film shows the life of the antifascist partisans, the events that led to the liberation of Rome, among which are the Ardeatine slaughter, the Koch and Caruso process and the execution of these as well as the reconquest of Milan with the union of arms between partisans and allies.
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Non c’è pace tra gli ulivi / Under the Olive Tree (1950) Giuseppe De Santis, Raf Vallone, Lucia Bosé, Folco Lulli
Raf Vallone plays Francesco Dominici, a shepherd and war veteran who returns home to find that his flock of sheep have been stolen by the area thuggish big-shot landlord Agostino Bonfiglio. Francesco decides to steal back what is rightfully his, and winds up in jail, through a series of manipulations and witness bribes by Agostino, who claims the sheep were always his. To make matters worse, when Francesco is in prison, Agostino manages to also steal Francesco’s girl Lucia (Lucia Bosé). When Agostino escapes from, he attempts to exact revenge on Agostino.
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