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Bitter Rice

Spine #792



Release:
Jan 12, 2016
$19.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Bitter Rice

Other Versions:

Blu-ray


Directed By: Giuseppe De Santis
Licensor: Cristaldi Films

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During planting season in Northern Italy's Po Valley, an earthy rice-field worker (the seductive Silvana Mangano) falls in with a small-time criminal (Vittorio Gassman) who is planning a daring heist of the crop, as well as his femme-fatale-ish girlfriend, played by the Hollywood star Doris Dowling. Both a socially conscious look at the hardships endured by underpaid field workers and a melodrama tinged with sex and violence, this early smash for producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis and director Giuseppe De Santis is neorealism with a heaping dose of pulp.

Supplements
  • Giuseppe de Santis, a 2007 documentary by screenwriter Carlo Lizzani
  • Interview with Lizzani from 2003
  • Trailer

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