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26 June 1961 (USA) See more »
DARING in its realism. STUNNING in its impact. BREATHTAKING in its scope. See more »
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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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Natural and accessible characterstudy: beautiful, not pretentious See more (40 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Laundry Worker

Adriana Asti ... Laundry 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)
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Also Known As:
"Rocco e i suoi fratelli" - Italy (original title)
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Spain:168 min (DVD edition) | Italy:177 min | USA:180 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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)

Did You Know?

Frenchman Alain Delon was dubbed.See more »
Rocco Parondi:There's no hope now!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)See more »
La più bella del mondoSee more »


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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Natural and accessible characterstudy: beautiful, not pretentious, 10 July 2001
Author: rogierr from Amsterdam, Netherlands

I feel that this is just as much about his brothers as it is about Rocco. I don't even think Rocco is the key figure in the story. The film is constructed of five chapters in each of which the emphasis is more or less on one of the five brothers (Vincenzo Parondi, Simone, Rocco, Ciro, Luca). The chapter about the youngest brother contains remarks about about their attitude towards life and the philosophy for the future. But it never gets heavy-handed because everything is so natural and the whole is very accessible. The story is about the struggle of a family from the south of Italy that moves to the city (in the first minute) and struggles with jealousy, wrath, regrets, confusion and citylife. But the most important element throughout the film are the bonds between the members of the family, which you guessed from the title ofcourse.

Cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno (Amarcord, Regarding Henry, Il Gattopardo -> all three not comparable BTW) and the other makers of this film where not ambitious or pretentious while making this masterpiece: that would really have been besides the point they were making and unnecessary too, because the story and the pace don't need it and the cast is brilliant.

Some more references. The score was done by Nino Rota (Godfather, Amarcord, Il Gattopardo): the tune that helped making Godfather famous was already more or less completed here in 'Rocco'. The film might have been inspired by Ladri di biciclette (1948) and may in turn have been the inspiration for Raging Bull (1980), the Outsiders (Coppola, 1983) and even the Godfather, although 'Rocco' has nothing to do with neither mafia nor with America. In 1963 Delon, Cardinale (who has a very small role in 'Rocco') and Visconti would work together on Il Gattopardo. But 'Rocco' has to be Visconti's greatest! (besides Morte a Venezia, which is a TOTALLY different film BTW). Also see Hotel New Hampshire (1984).

10 points out of 10 :-)

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