The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours. Neapolitans slinged on rifles and guns, and they armed themselves with stones, house-objects, gasoline-bottles and everything, anonymous and silent. Gennarino Capuozzo, a ten year old child killed on a barricade while he was fighting against the invasors, is remembered by people as a hero.
Did You Know?
In the closing credits, "the film is dedicated to the memory of the twelve year old Gennaro Capuozzo, awarded the Gold Medal of Military Valour, to the valiant Neapolitan people, and to all the Italians who fought for freedom." See more
At the beginning of the scene in which Allejo and his gang of kids are having a shootout from the mountain train and Cazzillo gets shot, around 1h 31min, a piece of glass in front of him reflects the crew. See more
When the MGM lion roars, no sound comes out of its mouth. See more
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