Rocco and His Brothers

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The last gasp of the neo-realist spirit in Visconti's work, Rocco chronicles at length the misfortunes that befall an Italian peasant family when they move to The Big City. There's a grey conviction about much of the scene-setting and the location shooting, but the film gathers interest as it escalates into melodrama; the tragic climax is pure opera. Delon is unconvincing as the saintly Rocco, but Renato Salvatori makes the thuggish elder brother who falls in with a gay boxing promoter his best part ever.

Release details

Duration: 180 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Luchino Visconti
Screenwriter: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti
Cast: Alain Delon
Renato Salvatori
Annie Girardot
Katina Paxinou
Roger Hanin
Paolo Stoppa
Suzy Delair
Claudia Cardinale
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