La sfida

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La sfida
La sfida.jpg
Directed by Francesco Rosi
Written by Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Enzo Provenzale
Francesco Rosi
Starring José Suárez
Rosanna Schiaffino
Music by Roman Vlad
Release date(s) 6 September 1958 (Italy)
Country Italy/Spain

La sfida ("the challenge") is a 1958 Italian film by Francesco Rosi. It stars José Suárez as a gang leader who challenges a local Camorra boss for supremacy. It won a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

The film is based on the real life story of Camorra boss Pasquale Simonetti, known as Pasquale 'e Nola, and his wife and former beauty queen Pupetta Maresca, played by Rosanna Schiaffino.[1]

It was produced by the Italian companies Cinecittà and Vides Cinematografica and the Spanish companies Lux Film and Suevia Films.

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Awards
Preceded by
A Streetcar Named Desire
Special Jury Prize, Venice
1958
tied with The Lovers
Succeeded by
The Magician