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Rocco e i suoi fratelli
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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.
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 9 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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(37 articles)
User Reviews:
WOW! Terrific Epic Scale Family Drama, Visconti's Best! See more (38 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)
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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)
 
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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
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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:
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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52 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
WOW! Terrific Epic Scale Family Drama, Visconti's Best!, 7 September 2000
Author: antonio-21 from NYC

Now I understand why Visconti regards this classic as his personal favorite!!

Overwhelmingly Terrific! The acting, design, music, cinematography, and especially direction are superb.

This epic, grand, personal, and highly dramatic tale of five brothers and their mother who move from Southern Italy to Milan to change their station in life is filled with wonderful vignettes and powerful set pieces.

The fight between two of the brothers in the slums of the city is one of the most harrowing and touching scenes ever in cinema history. This is the kind of fight which actually means something. When they hit each other you feel it down to the core of your being, not just watching mindless brutality like you would in some brainless movie.

The cast is uniformly good with standouts from Katina Paxinou as the long suffering mother, Annie Girardot as the doomed prostitute who is the catalyst of the story, and especially Alain Delon who is blessed with a cinematic beauty which adds poetry to everyone of his close-ups. The one actor who really surprised me was Renato Salvatori as the violent brother Simone. His gradual and completely believable change from sweet young man to violent brute is incredible to watch.

This film satisfies every true movie lovers dream. To visit a place you don't know, with characters who fascinate you, and are framed in a true CINEMATIC style, that succeeds on every level.

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!! I will add my voice to those who cry out for the DVD release of this true classic.

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Alain Delon could set the screen on fire jerry4444
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