ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS
Rocco and His Brothers is an Italian social drama which, through the story of five brothers, shows their immigration from the poor south of Italy to the industrially developed north in search of work and a better life.
In the beginning, the family has a lot of problems, but over time they manage: Simon becomes a successful boxer, Rocco starts working in a dry cleaner’s, Ciro starts studying. Simon meets the prostitute Nadia with whom he begins a passionate relationship, but she soon leaves him. Rocco is also a talented boxer, and after returning from the army, he started a boxing career, but also a relationship with Nadia. This is expected to lead to a rift between the brothers and a series of violent events.
Italian stage and film director Luchino Visconti (1906–1976) is considered one of the founding fathers of the Italian neorealism film movement. As his career progressed, however, he produced more lavish films that spanned a range of historical periods. More than just a neorealist director, Visconti was one of the greatest international film directors that emerged from the post–war Italian cinema.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
FIPRESCI Prize, Venice Film Festival 1960
Best Film, Golden Globes, Italy 1961
Rocco and His Brothers (fic.)
Director: Luchino Visconti
Country: Italy, France
Cast: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot
Production: Titanus, Les Films Marceau