Rocco And His Brothers (Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli)

Rocco And His Brothers (Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli)BBBBB

(out of 5)


This Visconti masterpiece tells the epic story of an Italian family’s struggles when they leave their poor, tiny village and move to the big city to be with their already established oldest son (). The stories of all the brothers are explored, centering around Rocco (), the most sensitive and aware of the clan.   is excellent as a prostitute who befriends the family (her tragic conclusion was recently restored after being excised by censors upon its original release),  plays the iron-fisted matriarch of the family, and  makes a small appearance as Focas’s wife. The film is an obvious influence on Coppola’s Godfather trilogy (he even hired composer Nino Rota to reuse the same score you hear on this film), as well as the films of Martin Scorsese. Recently even Madonna paid tribute, seeing the film and after falling madly in love with it naming her son for the main character.


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Italy/France, 1960

Directed by

Story by Luchino Visconti, , , Screenplay and dialogue by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, , , , Luchino Visconti, inspired by the novel Il Ponte della Ghisolfa by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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