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. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice worker, Silvana, and the soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. Walter follows her to the rice fields, and the four characters become involved in a complex plot involving robbery, love, and murder. Written by
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An earthy drama of human passions among women rice workers in the Po Valley.
Did You Know?
The Italian word "riso" has two meanings. One meaning is "rice" and the other being "laughter." The title "Bitter Rice" can just as easily be translated as "Bitter Laughter." See more
Referenced in A Century of Cinema