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
  • 6 September 1958 (1958-09-06) (Italy)
Country Italy

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 the Jury Prize 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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