Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Director: Luchino Visconti Cast: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot
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Rocco and His Brothers

Luchino Visconti's operatic masterpiece tells the story of the Parondis, a poor family from a village in southern Italy who come to Milan seeking a better life. Following the death of her husband, proud Rosaria (Katina Paxinou) picks up stakes and moves to the city with her four sons: Simone (Renato Salvatori), Rocco (Alain Delon), Ciro (Max Cartier), and Luca (Rocco Vidolazzi). Awaiting them in Milan is her oldest son, Vincenzo (Spiros Focas), who himself is preoccupied with his impending nuptials to the beautiful Ginetta (Claudia Cardinale). Divided into chapters focused loosely on each brother, the movie chronicles the Parondis' struggle to get by, as the brothers take odd jobs and the family endures life in a cramped tenement. Much of the movie's second half deals largely with Simone and Rocco. The loutish Simone eventually finds success as a boxer, and the family soon moves to a better neighborhood. Meanwhile, Rocco gets drafted by the military, and becomes a successful boxer himself upon his return. Complications arise when Nadia (Annie Girardot), a prostitute, enters their lives. Simone falls in love with Nadia first; however, Rocco eventually becomes the object of her affection. Simone's obsession with Nadia and his rapidly deteriorating behavior ultimately threaten to bring the family to ruin, even as the saintly Rocco tries to save his brother. At the peak of Rocco's success, Simone commits a crime that cruelly dashes Rocco's hopes of keeping the family together.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2001
UPC: 0014381842425
Original Release: 1960
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 2:48:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alain Delon Rocco Parondi
Renato Salvatori Simone Parondi
Annie Girardot Nadia
Katina Paxinou Rosaria Parondi
Roger Hanin Morini
Claudia Cardinale Ginetta
Rocco Vidolazzi Luca Parondi
Max Cartier Ciro Parondi
Spiros Focas Vincenzo Parondi
Paolo Stoppa Boxing Impresario
Enzo Fiermonte Actor
Suzy Delair Luisa
Corrado Pani Ivo
Alessandra Panaro Ciro's Fiancee
Adriana Asti Laundry Worker
Claudia Mori Laundrey Worker
Franca Valeri Vedova

Technical Credits
Luchino Visconti Director,Screenwriter
Giuseppe Banchelli Makeup
Giuseppe Bordogni Producer
Pasquale Festa Campanile Screenwriter
Suso Cecchi D'Amico Screenwriter
Massimo Franciosa Screenwriter
Mario Garbuglia Production Designer
Goffredo Lombardo Producer
Enrico Medioli Screenwriter
Nino Rota Score Composer
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
Mario Serandrei Editor
Piero Tosi Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title;Vincenzo [12:04]
2. A Lot of Worries [3:46]
3. Hot Coffee & Cold Snow [7:14]
4. A Damsel in Distress [8:06]
5. A Tough Sport [12:13]
6. Simone [3:31]
7. A New Man in Five Minutes [9:09]
8. Great Expectations [8:27]
9. Looking for Vincenzo [6:36]
10. Rocco [8:16]
11. Home Sweet Home [7:50]
12. Brother Against Brother [16:13]
13. Nadia's Quandary [12:37]
14. Ciro [7:36]
15. "A Real Apollo" [15:59]
16. Simone the Animal [10:45]
17. Luca [5:35]
18. "It's Over" [4:39]
19. A Family of Enemies [1:35]
20. The Real World [5:58]

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