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still from Il bandito (Alberto Lattuada, IT 1946)

Il bandito

Alberto Lattuada / IT, 1946 / 83 min.

When a former prisoner-of-war returns to Turin after WWII, the morale of the city’s residents seems as shattered as the city itself. Albert Lattuada’s first neo-realist production– with influences from film noir – came about partly from interviews on the streets. With Anna Magnani and Carla del Poggio.

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Ernesto’s parental home is in ruins, his mother has died and his sister is in the hands of a pimp. This is the situation soldier Ernesto faces when returning from a prisoner-of-war camp after WWII. He tries to find honest work, but this is all but impossible in a city dominated by crime and the black market. The only way is down, towards theft and murder…

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Alberto Lattuada

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Original title

Il bandito


83 min.


Italian, German, English





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Alberto Lattuada

With the rediscovery of Alberto Lattuada, one of the best-kept secrets of Italian cinema can finally be seen again. Lattuada is an often-overlooked filmmaker whose productive career encompasses more than four decades of Italian cinema.

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