Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers) (1960)
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Luchino Visconti's operatic masterpiece tells the story of the Parondis, a poor family from a village in southern Italy who come to Milan seeking a better life. Following the death of her husband, proud Rosaria (Katina Paxinou) picks up stakes and moves to the city with four of her sons: Simone (Renato Salvatori), Rocco (Alain Delon), Ciro (Max Cartier), and Luca (Rocco Vidolazzi). Awaiting them in Milan is her oldest son, Vincenzo (Spiros Focas), who himself is preoccupied with his impending
Sep 6, 1960 Wide
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There is in this strong and surging drama of an Italian peasant family's shattering fate in the face of the brutalizing forces of unfamiliar modern city life a kind of emotional fullness and revelation that one finds in the great tragedies of the Greeks.
Neither neo-realist nor particularly artsy, Rocco might make for a fat, satisfying beach-read of a movie if only it weren't so convinced of its own magnitude.
What you end up with is more an entertaining, overheated mish-mash than a great classic.
Apesar de ser mais longo do que deveria e de se entregar ao melodrama ocasional, o filme praticamente se transforma em um épico familiar e conta com performances enérgicas e inesquecíveis (especialmente de Salvatori e Girardot).
Visconti returns to Milan, the city of his birth, in this story about the politics of class involved in the move to the big city of a family of impoverished southerners.
Even with [Rocco's] undeniable excess, the climactic moments transcend style and are profoundly moving.
Beneath the neorealist façade simmers an intensity that is far more lurid and operatic in nature.
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