Rocco and His Brothers

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Rocco e i suoi fratelli
Rocco and His Brothers

Iταλία, Γαλλία / Italy, France, 1960, μ/α / b&w

Σκην./ Dir: Luchino Visconti | Σεν./ Scr: Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Enrico Mediola, Vasco Pratolini | Φωτ./Cin: Giuseppe Rotunno | Μοντ./Εd: Mario Serandrei | Μουσ./Mus: Nino Rota | Ηθ./ Cast: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Katina Paxinou, Spiros Focás, Max Cartier, Rocco Vidolazzi | Παρ/ Prod: Titanus, Les Films Marceau | Διάρκεια/ Dur: 177’

The widow Rosaria moves from Milan to Lukania, along with her four sons, one of whom is Rocco. The fifth son, Vincenzo, already lives in Milan. In the beginning, the family has a lot of problems, but they all manage to find something to do: Simone becomes a boxer, Rocco works in a dry cleaner and dreams of becoming a boxer, Ciro is studying and Luca is too young to work. Simone meets
and falls in love with Nadia, a prostitute, and they have a stormy relationship. After completing his military service, Rocco will also start a relationship with her. The conflict between the two brothers will have devastating effects.

The film was awarded at the Venice International Film Festival with the Special Prize and the FIPRESCI Award.

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