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Bitter Rice (1949)

16 09/18/1950 (US) DramaCrime 1h 48m

An earthy drama of human passions among women rice workers in the Po Valley.


Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice worker, Silvana, and the soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. Walter follows her to the rice fields, and the four characters become involved in a complex plot involving robbery, love, and murder.

  1. Giuseppe De Santis

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Mario Monicelli


  3. Carlo Lizzani


  4. Gianni Puccini


  5. Ivo Perilli


  6. Corrado Alvaro


  7. Carlo Musso


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Bitter Rice
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Original Title Riso amaro

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Original Language Italian

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