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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Bianchi ...
Concetta Capuozzo (as Régina Bianchi)
Aldo Giuffrè ...
Pitrella
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Maria
Jean Sorel ...
Livornese
Franco Sportelli ...
Prof. Rosati
Charles Belmont ...
Sailor
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Stimolo
Frank Wolff ...
Salvatore
Luigi De Filippo ...
Cicillo
Pupella Maggio ...
Arturo's Mother
Georges Wilson ...
Reformatory Director
Raffaele Barbato ...
Ajello
Dominico Formato ...
Gennaro Capuozzo
Curt Lowens ...
Sakau
Enzo Turco ...
Valente
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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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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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A beautiful work of art, life and humanity
9 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was brought to my attention by a friend who suggested that, since I enjoyed Roberto Rosselini's Open City, I would enjoy this film, which he considered to be even better than Rosselini's. I was impressed, to say the least, and inclined to agree. The story seemed infinitely more real and affecting.

Small stories of individual lives and relationships splintered apart by the actions of Germany in Naples after the Allies have declared victory in Europe in WWII isn't a subject many people will jump at the chance to see, but they should think again. We may never have the experience of being under occupation here in America, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate and feel the bravery of a city that fights back against the tyranny of the weary German army. And if you have an aversion to war films, subtitled ones in particular, don't worry; the performances from the actors involved are strong enough to feed the emotions onto the screen without need of a translator.

This is a gem not many people know about. It's a shame. This is a film that needs a revolution in the minds of cineastes everywhere.


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