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?
The film was dedicated to the memory of Gennaro Capuozzo, the 12 year boy depicted in the movie, who was awarded by the Italian Government the posthumous Gold Medal of Valor. 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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