Desire

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Desire

prostitute tragedy

Desire

Release Date: September 09, 1946

Year    :   1946
Slogan    :   «There's a girl like her in every town!»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Sovrania Film, Imperator Film, Società Anonima Film Italiani Roma (SAFIR)
Director    :   Roberto Rossellini, Marcello Pagliero
Producers    :   Renzo De Bonis, Silvio Lodi
Writers    :   Roberto Rossellini, Giuseppe De Santis, Diego Calcagno, Rosario Leone
RunTime    :   91 mins.

Paola, a Milan call girl, returns home to her village in the Abruzzi mountains in an attempt to go straight. Rejected by her father, blackmailed by a former lover, and lusted after by her brother-in-law, she turns to her beloved sister for support. Denied succor, like so many of Rossellini’s isolated figures, Paola awaits the arrival of her fiancé, who has offered her a new start, but instead decides that life is untenable.




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