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La grande strada azzurra

Maleno Malenotti producer.; Gillo Pontecorvo 1919-2006, director.; G.E.S.I. cinematografica, production company.; Play art (Firm), production company.; Eichberg-Film GmbH, production company.

1957

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  • Title:
    La grande strada azzurra
  • Author: Maleno Malenotti producer.; Gillo Pontecorvo 1919-2006, director.; G.E.S.I. cinematografica, production company.; Play art (Firm), production company.; Eichberg-Film GmbH, production company.
  • Description: The Wide Blue Road (La Grande Strada Azzurra), is the remarkable debut feature directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, famed for The Battle of Algiers (1966) and BURN! (1969), in a beautiful, newly restored version thanks to the efforts of Jonathan Demme, Dustin Hoffman and Milestone Film.Set in a fishing village off Italy's Dalmatian coast, under a brilliant, turquoise sky, Yves Montand plays Squarcio, a rogue fisherman who manages to feed his family (his wife played by the exquisite Alida Valli) by tossing bombs into the water to kill the maximum number of fish. When a new chief of police puts Squarcio's illegal and dangerous exploits under closer scrutiny, his livelihood is threatened. Montand's unforgettable, complex character is part working-class hero, part macho-cowboy, part 1950s sex symbol at sea.
  • Publication Date: 1957
  • Publisher: Harrington Park, NJ : Milestone Films
  • Format: 1 online resource (100 minutes).
  • Subjects: Fishers -- Italy -- Drama; Fiction films; Feature films
  • Language: Italian
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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