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Pizzicata

Original title
Pizzicata
Year
Running time
93 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Edoardo Winspeare
Cinematography
Paolo Carnera
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-Germany; Classic / Horres Film + TV / Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR)
Genre
Drama | 1940s
Synopsis / Plot
1943, Italy's Salentino peninsula. Tony, an American fighter pilot, raised speaking Italian in New York, parachutes to safety and is hidden at the olive farm of Carmine, a man with three daughters. One is being courted by Pasquale, the son of the area's largest landowner. It is she, Cosima, whom Tony falls for. He gets to know her through the rhythms of the farm and a traditional way of life, expressed in spontaneous song and in pizzicatas (a courtship dance; a dance that enacts a knife fight between men; and, the frenzied tarantata - a woman's dance exorcising passion). As Carmine protects Tony and as Cosima begins to love him, Pasquale does not go gently.
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