About the film
Release Date: September 21, 1949
|Slogan||:||«An earthy drama of human passions among women rice workers in the Po Valley.»|
|Production Companies||:||Lux Film|
|Director||:||Giuseppe De Santis|
|Producers||:||Dino De Laurentiis, Luigi De Laurentiis, Fernando Pisani|
|Writers||:||Ivo Perilli, Mario Monicelli, Giuseppe De Santis, Giuseppe De Santis, Carlo Lizzani, Gianni Puccini, Corrado Alvaro, Carlo Musso|
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice worker, Silvana, and the soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. Walter follows her to the rice fields, and the four characters become involved in a complex plot involving robbery, love, and murder.