Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter, Rosetta, flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second world war. They travel to the village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in the village, the mother does everything to protect Rosetta. However, on one occasion they both get raped by soldiers hiding in a church. This cruel event is too much for the always powerful fighting Cesira and she suffers from a breakdown. During their stay in the village, a young intellectual, Michele falls in love with Cesira who does not know how to reply to the advances of such a gentleman.

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  1. Vittorio De Sica

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Alberto Moravia


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  1. Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren


  2. Jean-Paul Belmondo

    Jean-Paul Belmondo

    Michele Di Libero

  3. EB

    Eleonora Brown


  4. CN

    Carlo Ninchi

    Filippo, il padre di Michele

  5. Andrea Checchi

    Andrea Checchi

    un fasciste

  6. Pupella Maggio

    Pupella Maggio

    un fermier

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Original Title La ciociara

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • May 8, 1961
    Theatrical (limited)



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