Bitter Rice

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Bitter Rice

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Bitter Rice

Release Date: September 21, 1949

Year    :   1949
Slogan    :   «An earthy drama of human passions among women rice workers in the Po Valley.»
Genres    :   Drama, Crime
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
RunTime    :   108 mins.

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.




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