Bitter Rice

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Francesca (Doris Dowling) and Walter (Vittorio Gassman) are a criminally inclined couple who accidentally part ways while on the run from the law. Luckily, Francesca falls in with a group of peasant women and opts to hide out among them as they toil in the rice fields of the Po Valley. To her surprise, in her cover she discovers a simple but satisfying life filled with hard work and friendship. So when Walter resurfaces, their reunion doesn't go quite as he had expected.

Release details

Release date: Monday September 18 1950
Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Giuseppe De Santis
Screenwriter: Giuseppe De Santis, Corrado Alvaro, Carlo Musso, Carlo Lizzani, Gianni Puccini, Ivo Perilli
Cast: Vittorio Gassman
Doris Dowling
Checco Rissone
Silvana Mangano
Raf Vallone
Lia Corelli
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