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Release Date:
26 June 1961 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
DARING in its realism. STUNNING in its impact. BREATHTAKING in its scope. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Renato Salvatori shines in Visconti's masterpiece See more (40 total) »

Cast

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Alain Delon ... Rocco Parondi

Renato Salvatori ... Simone Parondi

Annie Girardot ... Nadia
Katina Paxinou ... Rosaria Parondi
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 ... Laundrey Worker

Adriana Asti ... Laundrey Worker
Enzo Fiermonte ... Boxer
Nino Castelnuovo ... Nino Rossi
Rosario Borelli ... Un biscazziere
Renato Terra ... Alfredo, Ginetta's brother
Roger Hanin ... Morini
Paolo Stoppa ... Cerri

Suzy Delair ... Luisa

Claudia Cardinale ... Ginetta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luigi Basagaluppi ... (uncredited)
Sauveur Chioca ... (uncredited)
Bruno Fortilli ... (uncredited)
Biagio Gambini ... Boxing Coach (uncredited)
Becker Masoero ... Nadia's Mother (uncredited)
Rocco Mazzola ... (uncredited)
Felice Musazzi ... (uncredited)
Eduardo Passarelli ... (uncredited)
Emilio Rinaldi ... (uncredited)
Gino Seretti ... (uncredited)
Franca Valeri ... Widow (uncredited)

Directed by
Luchino Visconti 
 
Writing credits
Luchino Visconti (story) &
Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story) &
Vasco Pratolini (story)

Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay and dialogue) &
Pasquale Festa Campanile (screenplay and dialogue) &
Massimo Franciosa (screenplay and dialogue) &
Enrico Medioli (screenplay and dialogue) &
Luchino Visconti (screenplay and dialogue)

Giovanni Testori (inspired by episodes in the novel "Il ponte della Ghisolfa")

Produced by
Goffredo Lombardo .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Production Design by
Mario Garbuglia 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Tosi 
 
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Banchelli .... makeup artist
Vasco Reggiani .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Giuseppe Bordogni .... production manager
Luigi Ceccarelli .... production supervisor
Anna Davini .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerzy Macc .... assistant director (as Jerry Macc)
Lucio Orlandini .... assistant to the director
Rinaldo Ricci .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ferdinando Giovannoni .... assistant art director
Pasquale Romano .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Giovanni Rossi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nino Cristiani .... camera operator
Franco Delli Colli .... camera operator
Silvano Ippoliti .... camera operator
Osvaldo Massimi .... assistant camera
Paul Ronald .... still photographer
Enrico Fontana .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Roberto Gengarelli .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bice Brichetto .... assistant costume designer
 
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
Elio Mauro .... singer
 
Other crew
Albino Cocco .... script supervisor
Romolo Germano .... production secretary
Mario Licari .... production secretary
Gianni Bonagura .... voice dubbing: Roger Hanin (uncredited)
Alida Cappellini .... voice dubbing: Rocco Vidolazzi (uncredited)
Riccardo Cucciolla .... voice dubbing: Renato Salvatori (uncredited)
Valentina Fortunato .... voice dubbing: Annie Girardot (uncredited)
Cesarina Gheraldi .... voice dubbing: Katina Paxinou (uncredited)
Mario Maldesi .... dubbing director (uncredited)
Fulvia Mammi .... voice dubbing: Alessandra Panaro (uncredited)
Achille Millo .... voice dubbing: Alain Delon (uncredited)
Luisella Visconti .... voice dubbing: Claudia Cardinale (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Rocco e i suoi fratelli" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
Spain:168 min (DVD edition) | Italy:177 min | USA:180 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1985) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1962) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Italy:VM14 (restored version) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1991) | USA:Approved | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Trivia:
The 13 onscreen stabbings in the European cut of the film were whittled down to just 3 for the American version.See more »
Quotes:
Rocco Parondi:There's no hope now!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Calypso in the RainSee more »

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26 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Renato Salvatori shines in Visconti's masterpiece, 2 April 2003
Author: Audun Bråten (braugen@hotmail.com) from Oslo, Norway

The Italian master Luchino Visconti's 1960 (melo)drama "Rocco e i Suoi Fratelli" is the best film I've seen in a long, long time, and it deserves to be up there among European cinema's finest achievements, along with Visconti's other masterpiece, "Il Gattopardo" (1963).

Aristocrat turned communist, Visconti draws a beautiful, but horrible picture of Milan in the 1960s, when the "immigration" from the South was at its peek, and the social problems in Northern Italy exploded. The differences between north and south in Italy are enormous, and were perhaps even greater back when Visconti and his scriptwriting crew decided to make a contemporary film about a family moving northwards. Visconti wanted to make a film about a mother and her five sons, like the five fingers on her hand, like the mother herself exclaimes at the end of the film. This is not an agitational film, though, just a superbly acted study of a society in disorder and a portrait of a family trying to make ends meet in a harsh world they do not know. Like another Italian director, Pier Paolo Pasolini, noted, the South of Italy stayed an undeveloped land even after the North became industrialized, and that didn't happen before after WWII. This is the grim truth, and the person who thought this film was depressing should just stay on his or her pills and turn his or her eyes towards the real world, because the world IS a depressing place. You just cannot blame directors with a social conscience for trying to tell a story which lies close to their hearts, then you should stay away from film criticism and criticize the world instead. I am so tired of that.

Renato Salvatori makes a performance of a lifetime as the troubled brother Simone, while Alain Delon stays calm and controlled as Rocco, the protagonist, if there is one. Boxing is used as a metaphor for the anger the young men feel, but when Simone fails, Rocco succeeds by fueling his fighting with the contempt for his brother's actions. The two brothers are torn between the beautiful prostitute Nadia, whom they both love passionately, but she only loves Rocco- and that almost breaks the family. The other brothers are more supporting characters, and even though the film is long it should have been even longer- the second youngest brother, Ciro, is an interesting and morally strong character that I would have loved to see developed further. The pride, ignorance, hatred, loyalty and love of these people are held together by a perfect script by Visconti and his four collaborators, and cinema's finest cinematographer, Guiseppe Rotunno, moves his camera magnificently through the streets, houses, and locales of a growing, but morally decaying Milan.

This is cinematic perfection.

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