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...
Kornel Osvart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Please stay...I'll never let your brother touch me again..."
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Filming was highly problematic, as Luchino Visconti
found himself continually denied promised permits, and was forced to shoot in unsuitable locations. To add insult to injury, he was forced to make some deep cuts to his finished film. See more
Burly boys like you can get anything you like if you try hard enough.
Referenced in Scorsese on Scorsese
Written by Pugliese
and Boris Vian
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