The Path of Hope
Original title: Il cammino della speranza
- 1h 45m
The story of a group of Sicilian miners and their families, and their hardships as they decide to illegally cross the border to France.The story of a group of Sicilian miners and their families, and their hardships as they decide to illegally cross the border to France.The story of a group of Sicilian miners and their families, and their hardships as they decide to illegally cross the border to France.
Women wait anxiously at a minehead in Capodarso, Sicily where their men are underground. The mine is closing and the miners refuse to come up unless the owner relents. After three days, they give up in despair. In a bar in town, Ciccio is recruiting workers for jobs in France. He can get people over the border--for L20,000 a head. Enough people to fill a bus sell their belongings to pay the fee, including Saro and his three young children, and Barbara and her man Vanni, in trouble with the law and desperate to flee Italy. After reaching Naples by train, Ciccio tries to slip away but is grabbed by Vanni. Vanni tells Barbara where to meet at the border if anything should go wrong. In Rome, Ciccio points out Vanni to the police. In the shoot-out, both Vanni and Ciccio escape; the others are arrested and the police order them to return to Sicily or be charged with "illegal expatriation". Nearly out of money, with Saro as leader they head north instead. Hardship draws Saro and Barbara closer together. —David Carless
The italian ´The Grapes of Wrath´
In my opinion, this movie is an Italian version of the John Ford ´The Grapes of Wrath´ (1940) because it has similar characteristics, where a group of people are forced to abandon their land and seek a better life in an unknown place, going through innumerable difficulties in their long journey, in a time of economic depression. Raf Vallone even looks like Henry Fonda as the central person of the group. Fantastic movie.
- Oct 9, 2020
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