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LA TERRE TREMBLE
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LA TERRA TREMA

Directed by : Luchino VISCONTI

Year of production : 1948 Length : 160 minutes

Synopsis

Adapted from Giovanni Verga’s novel "I Malavoglia", the second feature film realized by Visconti is universally acknowledged as a masterpiece of post-war Italian cinema. Entirely set and shot in a small village on the east coast of Sicily and using non-professional actors, "La terra trema" tells the story of a fishing family which attempts to escape from poverty and exploitation by becoming the owner of its own boat, thanks to the new ideas brought by the elder son ‘Ntoni. When the boat is destroyed in a storm, the Valastro family is ruined. But ‘Ntoni is able to learn from the events and he becomes aware of the importance of a common struggle in order to overthrow exploitation.

Credits

Antonio PIETRANGELI - Script / Dialogue

Willy FERRERO - Music

Mario SERANDREI - Film Editor

Ovidio DEL GRANDE - Sound

Mario RONCHETTI - Sound

Vittorio TRENTINO - Sound

Luchino VISCONTI - Director

Luchino VISCONTI - Script / Dialogue

G.R. ALDO - Cinematography

Film's poster © DR

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