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Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)

Pane, amore e fantasia (original title)
When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Marisa Merlini ...
Virgilio Riento ...
Tina Pica ...
Roberto Risso ...
Vittoria Crispo ...
Madre della Bersagliera
Maria Pia Casilio ...
Memmo Carotenuto ...
Carabiniere Baiocchi
Guglielmo Barnabò ...
Il sindaco
Gigi Reder ...
Mario Meniconi ...
Matteo
Nino Vingelli ...
Venditore ambulante
Checco Rissone ...
Barbiere
Attilio Torelli ...
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Marshal Antonio Carotenuto is sent to Sagliena, an imaginary little village in the center of Italy in the '50s, to assume his new mandate. In the village he knows Maria (Frisky) AKA 'la Bersagliera', secretly in love with a policeman (Carabiniere) reporting to Antonio. But also Paoletta, the priest's nephew, loves him. Things become more complicated when Annarella, the midwife, starts demonstrating her love to Antonio. She is hiding a secret and the Marshal soon will be in a restless situation. Written by 1felco

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22 December 1953 (Italy)  »

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Some of the dialogue is spoken in Abruzzese, a dialect spoken in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. See more »

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A film that not forgets to him
23 March 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Vittoria de Sica represents a median age officer appointed in a village of the Italy center. His love affair of a youth (Gina Lollobrigida) that in turn is become infatuated with a Carabinieri youth so shy that depose his love, forms a triangle passing the across of the whole film. About these characters forms a stage that represents magnificently a rural environment of the years 50. It has a very proper cross for a rural farce that it develops in a few rural perfect stages. Then is a film that leaves a very pleasant memory.The Gina Lollobrigida actress stands out in her rule of lively and vital girl. Competes and surpasses to the role of the commander ( Vittorio de Sica ). They stand out a rosary of characters magnificently represented, as the priest of the village, the female servant and the mother.A very proper story across for a rural farce


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