Directed by Luigi Comencini, Starring Luigi Comencini, Giuliano Gemma, Carla Mancini, Brizio Montinaro, Stefania Sandrelli, Renato Scarpa, Pippo Starnazza, Rina Franchetti, Luigi Antonio GuerraWritten by Luigi Comencini, Giuliano Gemma, Carla Mancini, Brizio Montinaro, Stefania Sandrelli, Renato Scarpa, Pippo Starnazza, Rina Franchetti, Luigi Antonio Guerra
"In this Italian film, two factory workers living in Northern Italy form a romantic connection. The woman, torn between the freedoms of the North and her traditional Sicilian values, slowly allows herself to love, and then marry, her co-worker. Soon after her wedding, she dies as a result of industrial pollution from her job. This film, part melodrama and part social/political commentary, is a historical document of the living conditions of the workers from southern Italy that emigrated to the north of the country to work in the industries in Milan. The film gives a good idea of the north-south mentality clash in Italy. The workers from the north and the south may have the same political ideas, but when the go home to their families they are worlds apart. They can t understand each other, even when in love like the Lombard Nulla and the Sicilian Carmela, but they are united by death caused by the ruthless disregard for safety measures of the industry managers and of those (the doctor) that should look after the lives of the workers and not simply appease the interests of the owners."
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HPB condition ratings
- New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
- Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
- Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
- Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
- Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
- Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
- Format: DVD
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- Publisher: E1 Entertainment Distribution
- UPC: 816018010234
- Region: Region [unknown]