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Two Women (La ciociara)

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Sophia Loren Sophia Loren
Jean-Paul Belmondo Jean-Paul Belmondo
Michele Di Libero
Eleonora Brown Eleonora Brown
Carlo Ninchi Carlo Ninchi
Filippo, il padre di Michele
Andrea Checchi Andrea Checchi
Un fascista
Pupella Maggio Pupella Maggio
Una contadina
Emma Baron Emma Baron
Bruna Cealti Bruna Cealti
Una sfollata

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Alberto Moravia Alberto Moravia


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Description: Sophia Loren won a much-deserved Academy Award for her performance in this 1960 classic by neo-realist filmmaker Vittorio de Sica. A last-minute substitute for Anna Magnani, Loren reached deep within her own memories of wartime experiences for her portrait of a widow struggling to survive in battle-scarred Italy along with a teenage daughter (Eleonora Brown). The film begins with both women sharing romantic feelings toward a young man (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a story line disrupted by the ravages of World War II and the horrifying rape of both mother and daughter in a church by Allied Moroccan soldiers. The aftermath of this atroci ... (more)
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Tags: Drama (7), Rape (6), 1960 (5), War (5), World War II (4), 1960s (3), Italian (3), Italy (3), Black & White (2), Oscar Winner (2), 1960's (2), Bombings (2), 100 Min. (1), 60's (1), Renato Salvatori (1), WWII (1), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1), Embassy Pictures (1), War Torn Italy (1), Eleonora Brown (1)
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