- Original title
- Running time
- 113 min.
Francesco Rosi, Tonino Guerra
Pasqualino De Santis
Co-production Italy-France; Iterfilm / Gaumont
Drama | Family Relationships
- Synopsis / Plot
- In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a correctional institute for boys; from Turin, Nicola, a factory worker involved in labor disputes. Once home, each encounters the past and engages in reveries of what may come: Raffaele imagines his death, Rocco dreams of lifting the youth of Naples out of violence, drugs, and corruption, Nicola pictures embracing his estranged wife. Meanwhile, the old man and his young granddaughter explore the rhythms of the farm and grieve together.
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: David di Donatello Awards: 4 awards, including Best Director
: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out of Competition)
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