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Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Rocco e i suoi fratelli (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Sport | 26 June 1961 (USA)
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

Director:

Luchino Visconti

Writers:

Luchino Visconti (story), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story) | 7 more credits »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 10 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Rocco Parondi
Renato Salvatori ... Simone Parondi
Annie Girardot ... Nadia
Katina Paxinou ... Rosaria Parondi
Alessandra Panaro ... Ciro's Fiancee
Spyros Fokas ... Vincenzo Parondi (as Spiros Focas)
Max Cartier Max Cartier ... Ciro Parondi
Corrado Pani ... Ivo
Rocco Vidolazzi Rocco Vidolazzi ... Luca Parondi
Claudia Mori ... Laundry Worker
Adriana Asti ... Laundry Worker
Enzo Fiermonte ... Boxer
Nino Castelnuovo ... Nino Rossi
Rosario Borelli Rosario Borelli ... Un biscazziere
Renato Terra Renato Terra ... Alfredo, Ginetta's brother
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Storyline

The widow Rosaria moves to Milano from Lucania with her 4 sons, one of whom is Rocco. The fifth son, Vincenzo, already lives in Milano. In the beginning, the family has a lot of problems, but everyone manages to find something to do. Simone is boxing, Rocco works in a dry cleaners, and Ciro studies. Simone meets Nadia, a prostitute, and they have a stormy affair. Then Rocco, after finishing his military service, begins a relationship with her. A bitter feud ensues between the two brothers, which will lead as far as murder... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Taglines:

All the ugly passions...and the beautiful...All the greatness that has won this motion picture Twenty-Seven World-Wide Film Awards! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Duomo, Milan, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On Martin Scorsese's list named "39 movies you must see before you die". See more »

Quotes

Nadia: What can I do?
Rocco Parondi: Have faith and have no fear. Great faith.
Nadia: Faith in what?
Rocco Parondi: I don't know - in everything.
Nadia: In you?
Rocco Parondi: Yes. In me too.
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Alternate Versions

Originally released at 180 minutes in Italy. Local censorship forced director Visconti to cut a few sequences (including scenes from Nadia's rape); the film was subsequently shortened even more for foreign distribution. Director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno has prepared a restored full version, which has been re-released in 1991. See more »

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12 January 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

I am a fan of Visconti movies. for the Barroco nuances and poetry of small things. for beauty of details and courage to present slices of a neorealism in which is mixed nostalgic crumbs of a world fall and need of new society definition. Rocco was first movie by him who I saw it. a film - bitter story. picture of a family, map of searches, touching drawing of a victory of city and the love as delicate web. and, sure, one of wonderful roles of Alain Delon. in fact, a gate, or only a window to a time who becomes ours. because story is universal. and the figure of poor mother - letter of a never ending poem , is remarkable. end of an age. seed of a new form of self definition for Italian cinema. but, very important, testimony, not about a period. but a state of soul. must see it !


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