The Bandit (1946 film)
|Directed by||Alberto Lattuada|
|Produced by||Dino De Laurentiis|
|Written by||Oreste Biancoli
Carla Del Poggio
|Music by||Felice Lattuada|
|Edited by||Mario Bonotti|
|5 October 1946|
The Bandit (Italian: Il Bandito) is a 1946 Italian drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada and starring Anna Magnani, Amedeo Nazzari and Carla Del Poggio. Amedeo Nazzari won the Nastro d'Argento as Best Actor. The film was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.
A contingent of Italian prisoners of war arrive on a train from Germany after World War II to Turin. The city where Ernesto (played by Nazzari) lives has been bombed, his mother is dead and his sister has gone missing. State help for returning veterans is scant and bureaucracy rampant. Ernesto tries to get an honest job, but fails. After finding a lost purse and meeting the dangerously seductive Lidia (played by Anna Magnani), Ernesto discovers the whereabouts of his lost sister (played by Carla del Poggio), who has turned to prostitution to survive during the war years. He unwittingly causes her death, kills her pimp, escapes capture with Lidia's help and joins her gangster band.
- Anna Magnani as Lidia
- Amedeo Nazzari as Ernesto
- Carla Del Poggio as Maria
- Carlo Campanini as Carlo
- Eliana Banducci as Rosetta
- Mino Doro as Mirko
- Folco Lulli as Andrea
- "Festival de Cannes: The Bandit". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
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