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Drama - Completed 1961

Is a 1961 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini based on a novel by Mario Pratesi. The film stars Claudia Cardinale and Jean-Paul Belmondo. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival and Palme d´Or nominated.

    • Year of production
    • 1961
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mauro BOLOGNINI
    • Writer(s)
    • Mario PRATESI, Vasco PATROLINI, Pietro GERMI
    • Producer(s)
    • Alfredo BINI (Arco Film)
    • Synopsis
    • The original Italian is La Viaccia (the name of the family farm which motivates the plot). The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle. Son Ferdinando buys out his other relatives in order to gain full control over the dead man's property. But Ferdinando's country-bumpkin nephew Amerigo holds out. Amerigo's stance is weakened when he heads for the city and meets prostitute Bianca. To support her in the manner in which she is accustomed, Amerigo steals from his uncle. Disgraced in the eyes of his family, Amerigo decides to stay near his beloved Bianca by becoming a bouncer in her brothel.