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The Wide Blue Road (1957)

11/22/1957 (IT) RomanceDramaCrime 1h 43m
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Squarciò, a fisherman, lives with his family on a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Italy. Like his fellow villagers, Squarciò struggles against harsh living conditions, a scarcity of fish in nearby waters and exploitation by the local wholesaler. But while the other fishermen continue to use nets, he goes out to the open sea to fish illegally with bombs. But Squarciò borrows money, loses his boat, and in a moment of supreme desperation, has to bomb directly off-shore, causing the hatred and rejection of his fellow fishermen. Trying to save his family, Squarciò and his young sons sail their new boat out beyond the local waters and bomb-fish again. But this time, the sea exacts a terrible toll…

  1. Gillo Pontecorvo

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Franco Solinas

    Novel, Screenplay

  3. Ennio De Concini


Top Billed Cast

  1. Yves Montand

    Yves Montand

    Giovanni Squarciò

  2. Alida Valli

    Alida Valli

    Rosetta, la moglie

  3. Francisco Rabal

    Francisco Rabal


  4. Umberto Spadaro

    Umberto Spadaro

    Gaspare Puggioni, 1st Coast Guard Officer

  5. Terence Hill

    Terence Hill


  6. Peter Carsten

    Peter Carsten

    Riva, Coast Guard Officer

  7. Federica Ranchi

    Federica Ranchi

    Diana Squarciò

  8. Ronaldo Bonacchi

    Ronaldo Bonacchi

    Bore Squarciò

  9. Giancarlo Soblone

    Antonio `Tonino` Squarciò

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The Wide Blue Road
The Wide Blue Road

Original Title La grande strada azzurra

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

Revenue -


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