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Tragic Hunt (1947)

Caccia tragica (original title)
Immediately after the war, a truck on which the newlyweds Michele and Giovanna travel, and the accountant of an agricultural cooperative, charged with bringing four million lire into office, was assaulted by a handful of bandits.

Director:

Giuseppe De Santis

Writers:

Giuseppe De Santis (story), Carlo Lizzani (story) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivi Gioi ... Daniela 'Lili Marlene'
Andrea Checchi ... Alberto
Carla Del Poggio ... Giovanna
Vittorio Duse ... Giuseppe
Massimo Girotti ... Michele
Checco Rissone Checco Rissone ... Mimì
Umberto Sacripante Umberto Sacripante ... Lo zoppo
Alfredo Salvatori Alfredo Salvatori ... Un fattore
Folco Lulli ... Un fattore
Michele Riccardini Michele Riccardini ... Il maresciallo
Eugenia Grandi Eugenia Grandi ... Sultana
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... L'autista
Guido Della Valle Guido Della Valle ... Il tedesco
Ermanno Randi Ermanno Randi ... Andrea
Massimo Rossini Massimo Rossini ... Il camoscio
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Storyline

Immediately after the war, a truck on which the newlyweds Michele and Giovanna travel, and the accountant of an agricultural cooperative, charged with bringing four million lire into office, was assaulted by a handful of bandits.

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post war | italy | neorealism | See All (3) »

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The Film Awarded First Prize in Venice as "The Best Italian Film of the Year" See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 November 1947 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tragic Pursuit See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship certificate #3174 dated October 3rd 1947 See more »

Connections

Edited into Giuseppe De Santis (2008) See more »

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Not bad.
31 March 2012 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

First, I must admit that I am not an Italian cinema specialist. Especially the neo realism one. This movie - the first of the film maker Giuseppe De Santis - describes very well the terrific situation that many populations knew all over Europe, just after WW2. This takes place in Italy, of course, and this hopeless tale shows us the homeless, poor people: men, women and children who had to struggle every day to survive, hanging along the roads. The lead is in charge of an important amount of money, the community's payroll - the only they have saved after the war disaster - and the dol is stolen after a violent robbery. Our hero knows the chief of the robbers, and he can't speak afterwards because the leader of the hoods took his wife as hostage.

Yes, it is a solid and very pessimistic drama, describing the state of mind, and not only mind, in which all these poor people had to live with. I know there were many of this kind of features, in this same period, from Italy. But I don't know them enough to speak further about this.


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