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Il ferroviere (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 November 1956 (Denmark)
The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for thirty years and feels happy and proud with his work, drinking wine after hours with his... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Andrea Marcocci
Luisa Della Noce ... Sara Marcocci
... Giulia Marcocci (as Silva)
... Gigi Liverani
Carlo Giuffrè ... Renato Borghi
Renato Speziali ... Marcello Marcocci
Edoardo Nevola ... Sandro Marcocci
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Acqua ... Il commissario
Lilia Landi
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The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for thirty years and feels happy and proud with his work, drinking wine after hours with his friends in a bar owned by the former railroad man Ugo. Andrea is married with Sara and his young son Sandro is very close to him; however Andrea has issues with his unemployed son Marcello and with his pregnant daughter Giulia, whose boy-friend Renato Borghi was forced to marry her. When a suicidal crosses the tracks of his train in a curve, Andrea feels deeply affected by the accident and almost collides with another train. The railroad company investigates the accident and steps Andrea down from his position. The domestic life of Andrea is also affected by his aggressive behavior and Marcello and Giulia leave home. Later Andrea also leaves home and starts to drink until the day Sandro visits his father in a bar. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Italian censorship visa # 21891 delivered on 30-5-1956. See more »

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Human and Realistic Melodrama
26 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci (Pietro Germi) has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani (Saro Urzì) for thirty years and feels happy and proud with his work, drinking wine after hours with his friends in a bar owned by the former railroad man Ugo. Andrea is married with Sara (Luisa Della Noce) and his young son Sandro (Edoardo Nevola) is very close to him; however Andrea has issues with his unemployed son Marcello (Renato Speziali) and with his pregnant daughter Giulia (Sylva Koscina), whose boy-friend Renato Borghi (Carlo Giuffrè) was forced to marry her. When a suicidal crosses the tracks of his train in a curve, Andrea feels deeply affected by the accident and almost collides with another train. The railroad company investigates the accident and steps Andrea down from his position. The domestic life of Andrea is also affected by his aggressive behavior and Marcello and Giulia leave home. Later Andrea also leaves home and starts to drink until the day Sandro visits his father in a bar.

"Il Ferroviere" is a human and realistic melodrama with a corny but beautiful conclusion. The drama is watched through the eyes of the clever Sandro that sometimes does not understand what is happening with his dearest family. The stereotype of the Italian people is explored with cries, separations, discussions and a reunion in a Christmas Day, and it is very easy for a Brazilian understand the situations since our people has similar behavior. The acting is top-notch, but the performance of the boy Edoardo Nevola is awesome. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Ferroviário" ("The Railroad Man")


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