Rent La Terra Trema (1948)

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2h 33min
Rent La Terra Trema (aka La terra trema: Episodio del mare / The Earth Will Tremble  / The Earth Trembles) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Primarily an account of the tough life led by Sicilian fishermen, this haunting and beautiful film by one of the fathers of Italian neo-realism is also a polemic which conveys the villagers' sense of frustration and injustice as they struggle for sustenance in the face of unscrupulous businessmen.
Antonio Arcidiacono, Giuseppe Arcidiacono, Venera Bonaccorso, Nicola Castorino, , Rosa Costanzo, Alfio Fichera, Carmela Fichera, Rosario Galvagno, Agnese Giammona, Nelluccia Giammona, , Ignazio Maccarone, Giovanni Maiorana, Antonino Micale, Maria Micale, Concettina Mirabella, Angelo Morabito, Pasquale Pellegrino, Alfio Valastro
Salvo D'Angelo, Luchino Visconti
Voiced By:
Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli, Amilcare Pettinelli
Narrated By:
Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli, Amilcare Pettinelli
Antonio Pietrangeli, Giovanni Verga, Luchino Visconti
La terra trema: Episodio del mare / The Earth Will Tremble / The Earth Trembles
BFI Video
Children & Family, Classics, Drama
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Run Time:
153 minutes
Italian LPCM Mono, Sicilian LPCM Mono
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W

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Reviews (2) of La Terra Trema

One of the Greatest Italian Films. - La Terra Trema review by Steve

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Visconti's Marxist Neo Realist masterpiece focuses on the poverty and criminal exploitation of Sicilian fishermen. Very involving and utterly heartbreaking.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

The earth trembles but nothing changes. - La Terra Trema review by RhysH

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Visconti films every shot with precision and awful beauty, there is not a frame out of place. This is the real life of the exploited working-class fishermen in Sicily in 1948, The actors, the real people of the village, show their story with genuine sincerity. They speak their language and every word is a cri de couer. Nothing overblown about the storytelling and nothing sanitised about the ending.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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