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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 »
User Reviews:
A masterpiece with a terrible legacy... 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 an episode from 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 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
 
Other crew
Albino Cocco .... script supervisor
Anna Davini .... production assistant
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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Additional Details

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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Aspect Ratio:
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:
Most of the dialogue is overdubbed by other actors than the ones seen on screen. This is very apparent if you watch carefully at the lip sync, which can deviate wildly from the actual dialogue. The voice actors are all uncredited in the actual film.See more »
Quotes:
Rocco Parondi:There's no hope now!See more »
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19 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece with a terrible legacy..., 13 March 2006
Author: Benoît A. Racine (benoit-3) from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I could kick myself for not having seen this film before now (on French Ontario television, in the shortened 168 minute French version). It is a wonderful Italian family epic explaining, in Marxist terms, the effect on a southern rural family of a move to the big northern city of Milan. The contrast between a violent brother (Simone) and his saintly counterpart (Rocco) gives rise to the tragedy which everybody else must pay for. The film has a great theme, great direction, great acting and a truly memorable and heart-rending score by Nino Rota. It reaches the heights of Shakespearean drama and of course outdoes it in realism. But what I discovered by seeing this film so late is that it is also partly responsible for the seedier aspects of the careers of Martin Scorsese and Francis Coppola who naturally tried to emulate their hero Visconti by adapting his themes to American reality. This has unfortunately had the side-effect of creating a monster of a melodrama called "The Godfather" which became an ode to violence and organized crime and a boxing-themed film like "Raging Bull" which further contributed to lower the bar of graphic violence on the screen. Hell, Coppola even borrowed the services of Nino Rota for the film and its sequel... I admire "Rocco" but I still think the world would have been better off without "The Godfather" and "Raging Bull" (among other violent films of the second part of the last century). "Rocco" is available on DVD in America in its cut 168 minute Italian version in non-anamorphic widescreen (1.66:1) with English subtitles, which is unfortunate for us Francophones as the French version is just as legitimate as the Italian one and features Delon's, Girardot's, Salvatori's and Hanin's real voices. It deserves an uncut edition and the full Criterion treatment.

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