Two Women

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Two Women

italy rape rome, italy parent child relationship refugee world war ii widow peasant wartime single mother shopkeeper remote village young scholar bombed church moroccans return to birthplace

Two Women

Release Date: December 22, 1960

Year    :   1960
Slogan    :   «Suddenly, Love Becomes Lust… Innocence becomes shame… As two women are trapped by violent passion and unforgettable terror!»
Genres    :   Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Cocinor, Les Films Marceau, Société Générale de Cinématographie (S.G.C.), Compagnia Cinematografica Champion
Director    :   Vittorio De Sica
Producers    :   Carlo Ponti, Lucio Bompani, Jone Tuzi, Mario Bianchi, Gianni Cecchin
Writers    :   Alberto Moravia, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini
RunTime    :   100 mins.

Widowed shopkeeper Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter Rosetta flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second World War; they travel to the remote village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in the village and onward, the mother does everything she can to protect Rosetta. Meanwhile, a sensitive young intellectual, Michele, falls in love with Cesira.

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