Living with her father and stepmother in Naples, Anna is very unhappy as her stepmother hinders her attempts to live her own life. While her parents are away, she goes out with Carlo, but ... See full summary »

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Catene (1950)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Raffaello Matarazzo
Stars: Amedeo Nazzari, Yvonne Sanson, Aldo Nicodemi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The tragic love story between Guido, the owner of a marble quarry and Luisa, the humble daughter of one of his employees, ends up in her giving birth to a baby boy. Giulio's mother is ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaello Matarazzo
Stars: Yvonne Sanson, Amedeo Nazzari, Françoise Rosay
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and causes reckless mayhem, mostly directed at the girlfriend of the journalist who helped send him up.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara
Stars: Tamio Kawachi, Eiji Gô, Noriko Matsumoto
Show People (1928)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Guido Carani, an engineer of noble descent, has just lost his son born to him by a chorus dancer, who, desperate, has become a nun. After a while he also loses his wife and daughter in a ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaello Matarazzo
Stars: Amedeo Nazzari, Yvonne Sanson, Enrica Dyrell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Stefano marries Maria by proxy after moving to Canada.

Director: Raffaello Matarazzo
Stars: Amedeo Nazzari, Yvonne Sanson, Françoise Rosay
Rikugun (1944)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kinoshita's ambitious and intensely moving film begins as a multi-generational epic about the military legacy of one Japanese family, before settling into an emotionally complex portrayal ... See full summary »

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Stars: Chishû Ryû, Ken Mitsuda, Kazumasa Hoshino
The Letter (1940)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. When he is found guilty, Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dean
Stars: Vivien Leigh, Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier
Dear Murderer (1947)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Eric Portman, Greta Gynt, Dennis Price
Kill! (1968)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up in a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi, Yuriko Hoshi
Riviera (1954)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Annamaria Montorsi, ex prostituta, è in vacanza al mare con la figlia : per sfuggire ai pettegolezzi si finge vedova. E' pacata e riservata, e questo la rende benvoluta da tutti, in ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Carlo Bianco, Martine Carol, Mario Carotenuto
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Yvonne Sanson ...
Anna Ferrari
Annibale Betrone ...
Gaetano Ferrari
Mario Ferrari ...
L'avvocato Bianchi
Teresa Franchini ...
Rosina
Tina Lattanzi ...
Matilde Ferrari
Aldo Nicodemi ...
Ruffini
Giuditta Rissone ...
Madre Celeste
Vittorio Sanipoli ...
Rossi, un socio di Carlo
Roberto Murolo ...
Enzo Sandri
Rosalia Randazzo ...
Pinuccia
Edit

Storyline

Living with her father and stepmother in Naples, Anna is very unhappy as her stepmother hinders her attempts to live her own life. While her parents are away, she goes out with Carlo, but finds herself locked out when she comes home. This angers Carlo and he asks Anna to go away with him to Rome, where he plans to liquidate his business assets in order to have money for marriage. He quarrels with his partner and is implicated when his partner is found murdered. Although innocent, he is convicted and given a long sentence. Anna has a child and, finding it impossible to support her child , returns to Naples. The stepmother's conditions are that before she will agree to house the child, Anna must commit herself to a reformatory for unmarried mothers. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 February 1950 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Opfergang einer Mutter  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Matilde Ferrari: This house is no place for a shameless hussy who brings home any man who comes along!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in La vita che vorrei (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tormento
30 December 2011 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

Anna gets thrown out of her house by her wicked stepmother, her fiancé gets tossed in jail for a murder he didn't commit, she gets pregnant, and her father has a heart attack. And that's just the beginning. Matarazzo puts the "drama" in "melodrama" and at first it's too ridiculous to handle. But then it gets so ridiculous that it's hilarious. And then it gets even more ridiculous and becomes kind of awesome. Some have compared Matarazzo to Sirk, but I see little of that subversive quality here, just pandering (his films were wildly popular in Italy, far more so than neorealism). But it's effective pandering, and you can't help getting invested it, despite -- or perhaps because of -- the absurdity of it all. Yvonne Sanson plays the martyr to the hilt, crying and fainting with all her heart. While I can't say this movie is "good," it is entertaining. I'm cautiously looking forward to the next two in the set, which are supposed to be even more over-the-top.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tormento (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?