About the film
The Four Days of Naples
Release Date: November 16, 1962
|Producers||:||Goffredo Lombardo, Anna Davini, Giuseppe Bordogni|
|Writers||:||Massimo Franciosa, Massimo Franciosa, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Nanni Loy, Nanni Loy, Carlo Bernari, Vasco Pratolini|
The four days of Naples was not a revolution. They had no leaders, no preparations of any kind. The revolt was born and flared up in a matter of hours. The whole population of Naples took part in it, but they all did so without consulting the others. Driven by a kind of necessity, the Neapolitans took up their rifles, armed themselves with stones, household objects, and bottles of petrol, and fought on their stretch of road, anonymous and silent. Once the battle was over, everyone returned to their homes and the revolt remained in memory with only the names of the dead, those, at least, who were known. One figure still remembered is that of Gennarino Capuozzo, a ten-year-old boy who was killed on a barricade while fighting against the invaders of his village.