About the film
The Year Long Road
Release Date: July 11, 1958
|Production Companies||:||Jadran Film, Croatia Film|
|Director||:||Giuseppe De Santis|
|Producers||:||Stipe Gurdulic, Zvonko Kovačić, Josip Lulić|
|Writers||:||Tonino Guerra, Giuseppe De Santis, Mario Socrate, Elio Petri, Gianni Puccini, Maurizio Ferrara|
Italian director Giueseppe DeSantis was the creative force behind this Yugoslavian "slice of life" drama. The title translates as The Year-Long Road; accordingly, the plot concerns a joint, voluntary effort between Italy and Yugoslavia to construct a highway along the countries' Naturally, this animosity wreaks havoc on the various Romeo-Juliet romances in the region. All is resolved when oil is discovered on one of the islands. An American oil company is finally able to establish détente between the warring factions, smoothing the path for the long-delayed marriages of three young couples.