Join us for this unusual crime melodrama from one of the most important figures of the neorealist period.
Nowhere near as well-known outside of Italy as he should be, Giuseppe De Santis was one of the most important figures of the neorealist period, first as a critic, then as a filmmaker. Bitter Rice was his breakthrough second feature and an unusual (though not necessarily unique) combination of crime melodrama and neorealism. The film is also famous for marking the smouldering feature debut of 19-year-old beauty Silvana Mangano.
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