The Four Days of Naples (1962)
"Le quattro giornate di Napoli" (original title)

 |  Drama, War  |  16 November 1962 (Italy)
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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... See full summary »


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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 ...
Adriana Facchetti ...
Scared Woman (uncredited)
Anna Maria Ferrero ...
Dominico Formato ...
Gennaro Capuozzo (uncredited)
Pitrella (uncredited)
Curt Lowens ...
Sakau (uncredited)
Pupella Maggio ...
Arturo's Mother (uncredited)
Rosalia Maggio ...
Scared Woman (uncredited)
Maria (uncredited)


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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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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Excellent film well worth seeing
5 March 2003 | by (Washington, D.C. USA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this 1962 film on Turner Classic Movies and promptly tracked down and ordered a VHS of it. A very realistic film with many characters whose stories start and in most cases are left unresolved in the midst of the fighting. The screenplay was original for the screen, not based on any book, and received a 1963 Oscar nomination in the original screenplay category. There is a 1979 book with the same title, also telling of the uprising, that is NOT the source of this film. According to summaries, the book says that the Naples "street boys" instigated and led the rebellion. Not in this film, however, which focuses on adults and has many wrenching scenes of mothers and children, husbands and wives torn apart. The ensemble cast is passionate and convincing. Unlike the other commenter who said the film is an argument against war, this is really an argument for standing up and fighting against those who would treat you as slaves (which the NAZIs did and which led to the uprising). Great film!

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