The Wolves (film)

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For the Japanese film, see The Wolves (1971 film).
The Wolves
-Uomini e lupi-
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Directed by Giuseppe De Santis
Written by Giuseppe De Santis
Tonino Guerra
Ivo Perilli
Elio Petri
Tullio Pinelli
Ugo Pirro
Gianni Puccini
Cesare Zavattini
Starring Silvana Mangano
Yves Montand
Guido Celano
Music by Mario Nascimbene
Cinematography Piero Portalupi
Edited by Gabriele Varriale
Release date
Running time
102 min
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Wolves (Italian: Uomini e lupi) is a 1956 Italian neorealistic drama film directed by Giuseppe De Santis.[1][2][3]


In a small mountain village in Abruzzo, near L'Aquila, two young hunters of wolves fight therselves. The two are Ricuccio and Giovanni, who enjoy both the beautiful commoner Teresa. The two, risking their lives every day in the snow during the wolf hunts, also risk death because they are in constant conflict.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487. 
  2. ^ Vito Zagarrio. Non c'è pace tra gli ulivi: un neorealismo postmoderno. Fondazione Scuola nazionale di cinema, 2002. ISBN 8831778307. 
  3. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269. 

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