Sun (film)

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Sole screenshot.jpg
Directed by Alessandro Blasetti
Written by Aldo Vergano
Alessandro Blasetti
Starring Marcello Spada
Vasco Creti
Dria Paola
Vittorio Vaser
Cinematography Giuseppe Caracciolo
Carlo Montuori
Giorgio Orsini
Edited by Alessandro Blasetti
Augustus Film
Release date
16 June 1929
Running time
76 minutes
Country Italy
Language Silent
Italian intertitles

Sun (Italian: Sole) is a 1929 Italian silent drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Marcello Spada, Vasco Creti and Dria Paola. The film was set around the planned draining of the Pontine Marshes by Benito Mussolini's Fascist government.[1] It was shot partly on location, which added a sense of realism. Mussolini was impressed by the result and described it as "the dawn of the Fascist film".[2]

The film was destroyed during the Second World War, and survives only in still photographs.[3]



  1. ^ Bondanella p.14
  2. ^ Reich & Garofalo p.235
  3. ^ Bondanella p.14


  • Bondanella, Peter E. Italian Cinema: From Neorealism to the Present. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2001.
  • Reich, Jacqueline & Garofalo, Piero. Re-Viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922 to 1943. Indiana University Press, 2002.

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