La Terra Trema

1947, Movie, NR, 160 mins

La Terra Trema
With a lyrical, even operatic quality that subtly combines photographic beauty with the cruel plight of its subjects, LA TERRA TREMA is one of the greatest films to emerge from the Italian neorealist movement.

Set in Aci-Trezza, a small Sicilian fishing village, with the entire cast consisting of locals--their weather-beaten faces lending a sense of realism--the film involves the villagers' victimization by the entrepreneurs who control the fishing market. One young man, 'Ntoni (Antonio Arcidiacono), returns home from WWII convinced that the villagers need no longer be subject to such unfairness, that by pulling together they can alter the system and eventually ...

Released: 1947 Rated: NR Length: 160 mins

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