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The Four Days of Naples (1962)

Le quattro giornate di Napoli (original title)
The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Uncredited cast:
Raffaele Barbato ...
Ajello (uncredited)
Charles Belmont ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Regina Bianchi ...
Concetta Capuozzo (uncredited)
Silvana Buzzanca ...
Immacolata (uncredited)
Enzo Cannavale ...
Neapolitan Citizen (uncredited)
Luigi De Filippo ...
Cicillo (uncredited)
Antonella Della Porta ...
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Adriana Facchetti ...
Scared Woman (uncredited)
Anna Maria Ferrero ...
(uncredited)
Domenico Formato ...
Gennaro Capuozzo (uncredited)
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Pitrella (uncredited)
Curt Lowens ...
Sakau (uncredited)
Pupella Maggio ...
Arturo's Mother (uncredited)
Rosalia Maggio ...
Scared Woman (uncredited)
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Maria (uncredited)
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The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours. Neapolitans slinged on rifles and guns, and they armed themselves with stones, house-objects, gasoline-bottles and everything, anonymous and silent. Gennarino Capuozzo, a ten year old child killed on a barricade while he was fighting against the invasors, is remembered by people as a hero. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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16 November 1962 (Italy)  »

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The film was dedicated to the memory of Gennaro Capuozzo, the 12 year boy depicted in the movie, who was awarded by the Italian Government the posthumous Gold Medal of Valor. See more »

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When the MGM lion roars, no sound comes out of its mouth. See more »

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Edited into Film socialisme (2010) See more »

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A wonderful WWII film
2 August 2009 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first came out and it gripped me completely. I was quite young and not "into" foreign films, but this film caught me up. It showed a resistance that was unique -- not planned, not secret, but almost spontaneous. It mixes the buffoonery of some of the characters, the cowardice of a few and the bravery of the people of Naples. Some moments bring tears, others laughter. How the people come together to fight the Nazis who were still brutally exerting their power even as the allied forces marched north in Italy is a powerful statement of the will of ordinary Italian citizens.

For years I've tried to buy it, Le Quattro Giornate di Napoli, with no success. Then this year,TCM showed a very clean copy of it. But still I can't find a place to buy it. It is so worth having --

If anyone knows where I can buy it, I would be grateful.


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