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Two Women (La ciociara) (1960)

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Starring (View all)
Renato Salvatori Renato Salvatori
Florindo, il camionista
Vincenzo Musolino Vincenzo Musolino
Il piccolo Alessandro
Raf Vallone Raf Vallone
Giovanni
Sophia Loren Sophia Loren
Cesira
Jean-Paul Belmondo Jean-Paul Belmondo
Michele Di Libero
Eleonora Brown Eleonora Brown
Rosetta
Mario Frera Mario Frera
Peppuccio
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci
Il tedesco nel pagliaio


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Vittorio De Sica Vittorio De Sica
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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)
Release date: 23 December 1960
UPC: 056775005696
Tags: Drama (7), Rape (6), War (5), World War II (4), 1960 (4), Italy (3), 1960s (3), Italian (3), 1960's (2), Bombings (2), Oscar Winner (2), Black & White (2), Alliance (1), Foreign Language (1), Not Foreign Language (1), Rome (1), Civilian (1), 60's (1), 60s (1), WWII (1)
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" Eleonora Brown and Sophia Loren "The story centers on Cesira (Loren), a widowed Roman shopkeeper, and Rosetta (Brown), her devoutly religious twelve-year-old daughter, during World War II. To escape the Allied bombing of Rome, Cesira and her daughter flee southern Lazio for her native Ciociaria, a rural, mountainous province of central Italy." (Wikipedia)"


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