The Four Days of Naples (film)
|The Four Days of Naples|
Italian film poster
|Directed by||Nanni Loy|
|Produced by||Goffredo Lombardo|
|Written by||Carlo Bernari
Pasquale Festa Campanile
|Music by||Carlo Rustichelli|
|Edited by||Ruggero Mastroianni|
|Distributed by||Metro Goldwyn Mayer in USA/Titanus in Italy|
|Running time||124 minutes|
|Box office||$2 million (Italy)|
The Four Days of Naples (Italian: Le Quattro giornate di Napoli) is a 1962 Italian film, directed by Nanni Loy and set during the uprising which gives its name. It stars Regina Bianchi, Aldo Giuffrè, Lea Massari, Jean Sorel, Franco Sportelli, Charles Belmont, Gian Maria Volonté and Frank Wolff.
The film won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Director, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Writing Original Screenplay, and a BAFTA Award for Best Film. At the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival in 1963, the film was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize.
During World War II, the people of Naples are forced to work in slave camps by the occupying Germans. They grow tired of the oppression, and revolt against the invaders, armed with any weapon they can find. The revolt lasts four days, and they eventually drive the Germans from the city before the arrival of allied troops, advancing from the Salerno beach head.
- Regina Bianchi as Concetta Capuozzo (as Régina Bianchi)
- Aldo Giuffrè as Pitrella
- Lea Massari as Maria
- Jean Sorel as Livornese
- Franco Sportelli as Prof. Rosati
- Charles Belmont as Sailor
- Gian Maria Volonté as Stimolo
- Frank Wolff as Salvatore
- Luigi De Filippo as Cicillo
- Pupella Maggio as Arturo's Mother
- Georges Wilson as Reformatory Director
- Raffaele Barbato as Ajello
- Rosalia Maggio as Donna Angosciata
- List of submissions to the 35th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Italian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Four Days' Budget 'High' at $800,000: Italian Director Loy Here; UCLA Adapts 'Spoon River' Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 Mar 1963: C13.
- "The 35th Academy Awards (1963) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
- "3rd Moscow International Film Festival (1963)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
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