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Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
"Rocco e i suoi fratelli" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Sport  |  26 June 1961 (USA)
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Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

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Katina Paxinou ...
Alessandra Panaro ...
Ciro's Fiancee
Spiros Focás ...
Vincenzo Parondi (as Spiros Focas)
Max Cartier ...
Ciro Parondi
Corrado Pani ...
Ivo
Rocco Vidolazzi ...
Luca Parondi
Claudia Mori ...
Laundry Worker
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Laundry Worker
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Boxer
Nino Castelnuovo ...
Nino Rossi
Rosario Borelli ...
Un biscazziere
Renato Terra ...
Alfredo, Ginetta's brother
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Storyline

The widow Rosaria moves to Milano from Lucania with her 4 sons, one of whom is Rocco. The fifth son, Vincenzo, already lives in Milano. In the beginning, the family has a lot of problems, but everyone manages to find something to do. Simone is boxing, Rocco works in a dry cleaners, and Ciro studies. Simone meets Nadia, a prostitute, and they have a stormy affair. Then Rocco, after finishing his military service, begins a relationship with her. A bitter feud ensues between the two brothers, which will lead as far as murder... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Rocco Parondi: There's no hope now!
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12 January 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of Visconti movies. for the Barroco nuances and poetry of small things. for beauty of details and courage to present slices of a neorealism in which is mixed nostalgic crumbs of a world fall and need of new society definition. Rocco was first movie by him who I saw it. a film - bitter story. picture of a family, map of searches, touching drawing of a victory of city and the love as delicate web. and, sure, one of wonderful roles of Alain Delon. in fact, a gate, or only a window to a time who becomes ours. because story is universal. and the figure of poor mother - letter of a never ending poem , is remarkable. end of an age. seed of a new form of self definition for Italian cinema. but, very important, testimony, not about a period. but a state of soul. must see it !


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