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4 December 1952 (USA) See more »
Following World War II, the Allies designate that an unidentified town in the Trieste area as being partly Yugoslavian and partly Italian... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gina Lollobrigida ... Donata Sebastian

Raf Vallone ... Domenico

Erno Crisa ... Stefano
Cesco Baseggio ... Giovanni Sebastian

Enzo Staiola ... Pasqualino Sebastian

Ernesto Almirante ... The Grandfather
Gino Cavalieri ... The Priest
Fabio Neri ... Gaspare
Mario Sestan ... Lampadina
Antonio Catania ... Acquasanta
Giordano Cesini ... Cacciavitte
Callisto Cosulich ... Soviet Officer

Tullio Kezich ... Yugoslav Lieutenant
Piero Grego ... US Army Sergeant
Gianni Cavalieri ... Pentecoste
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silvia Curetti ... The Grandmother

Ray Morgan ... (English narration)
Costantino Smaniotto
Aurora Trampus

Directed by
Luigi Zampa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Clare Catalano 
Piero Tellini  screenplay
Piero Tellini  story
Stefano Terra 

Produced by
Bianca Lattuada .... producer
Carlo Ponti .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
Cinematography by
Carlo Montuori 
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
Set Decoration by
Aldo Buzzi 
Production Management
Tullio Kezich .... production secretary
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mauro Bolognini .... assistant director
Giuseppe Colizzi .... assistant director
Sound Department
Aldo Calpini .... sound
Ennio Sensi .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Goffredo Bellisario .... camera operator
Music Department
Ugo Giacomozzi .... musical director
Other crew
Gualtiero De Angelis .... voice dubbing: Erno Crisa (uncredited)
Giulio Panicali .... voice dubbing: Raf Vallone (uncredited)
Lydia Simoneschi .... voice dubbing: Gina Lollobrigida (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Cuori senza frontiere" - Italy (original title)
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87 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)See more »


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A village divided., 10 August 2001
Author: Gerald A. DeLuca ( from United States

THE WHITE LINE ("Cuori senza frontiere") is a minor classic of neorealism which takes place in the year 1947 when a small village on the Yugoslav border near Trieste is cut in half by a white chalk line and a barrier to designate the new frontier decided upon by the victorious giants of World War II. The original title means "Hearts without Borders". All this turns friend against friend, brother against brother. The film is a kind of parable for the political divisions that so sadly persist to our day. The saddest commentary made by the film deals with the impact the forced division has upon the children of the area, playmates who learn hatred that leads to violence. The adult performers are Gina Lollobrigida and Raf Vallone. The large cast of children includes the remarkable Enzo Staiola, the wonderful kid known to us from De Sica's BICYCLE THIEF. Luigi Zampa, who gave us the memorable TO LIVE IN PEACE, directed.

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