The Wide Blue Road

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The Wide Blue Road
La grande strada azzurra FilmPoster.jpeg
A poster with the film's English title: The Wide Blue Road
Directed byGillo Pontecorvo
Maleno Malenotti
Produced byMaleno Malenotti
Written byEnnio De Concini
Gillo Pontecorvo
Maleno Malenotti
Story byFranco Solinas
StarringYves Montand
Alida Valli
Music byCarlo Franci
CinematographyMario Montuori
Edited byEraldo Da Roma
Distributed byG.E.S.I. Cinematografica
Release date
  • 22 November 1957 (1957-11-22)
Running time
103 minutes
West Germany

The Wide Blue Road (Italian: La grande strada azzurra) is a 1957 Italian romance drama film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and Maleno Malenotti.


The story follows the harsh rugged life of a poor fisherman on a small island off the Dalmatian coast. In a desperate effort to improve the lives of his family he begins to fish illegally using bombs instead of relying on nets. However this method invokes the hatred of the other fishermen and finally results in tragedy.


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