Rocco and His Brothers (Rocco e i suoi fratelli) Reviews
It is realist in its telling, and the tragedy came when they did not make Simone pay for his crimes. It also shows the Italian culture that wears their emotions on their sleeves. It was a bit long winded, despite this it was filled with truths, tragedy and beauty.
The film defines perfectly the italian personality, passionate and impulsive. The roles of the traditional Italian family are also well depicted. It's a sad drama, touching and and profoundly moving but some parts of the story are overacted and it may make the spectator unworried about the details.
(1960) Rocco And His Brothers
(In Italian with English subtitles)
It's basically the story about Rocco(Alain Deloin), the eldest one of five brothers sacrificing his marriage and many positive opportunities/ outlook just to make his mother happy. At a running time of almost 3 hours, the movie starts out promising because it displays Italian customs but turns to predictable/ soap opera mode as one of the brothers exposes himself as the 'black sheep' amongst the five brothers who not only steals, lies, and cheats, but will also kill because of his selfishness. There's apparently no lessons to be learned here just an interesting slice of Italian life, at least at the beginning. Don't expect to find a resolution on here either for it's already possess a somewhat familiar set up.
3 out of 4