About the film
river peasant romance tragedy
Woman of the River
Release Date: December 29, 1954
|Production Companies||:||Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica, Excelsa Film, Les Films du Centaure|
|Producers||:||Carlo Ponti, Dino De Laurentiis, Giorgio Adriani, Antonio Altoviti, Basilio Franchina, Spartaco Conversi, Giuseppe Di Biase, Claudio Agostinelli|
|Writers||:||Alberto Moravia, Ennio Flaiano, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Antonio Altoviti, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Bassani, Mario Soldati, Basilio Franchina, Florestano Vancini|
When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is working as a cutter to support herself and an infant son, and warns her that Gino has escaped from prison and is seeking revenge. She rejects his offer to protect her. Gino finds Nives, mourning the drowning death of their son. He surrenders himself to the police and then walks at Nives' side in the funeral procession.