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still from Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Luchino Visconti, IT/FR 1959)

Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Luchino Visconti / IT, FR, 1960 / 174 min.

Still burningly current saga about a family from the Italian South who want to start a new life in the industrial city Milan. Each of the episodes focuses on one of the five brothers. With fabulous acting from Alain Delon and Annie Girardot. Visconti's film inspired Ivo van Hove to create the play Rocco and His Brothers. See the exhibition All About Theatre About Film.

poster Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Luchino Visconti, IT/FR 1959)
One cold winter’s day, a mother and her four sons arrive in Milan. They have travelled there to meet up with the fifth son who already moved from the poor South of Italy. The family try to build a better life in a small, run-down flat.

Details

Director

Luchino Visconti

Production year

1960

Country

IT, FR

Original title

Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Length

174 min.

Language

Italian

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

All About Theatre About Film

Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition.

Learn more
All About Theatre About Film: Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld
still from Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Luchino Visconti, IT/FR 1959)
still from Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Luchino Visconti, IT/FR 1959)

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