Difficult Years (1948)

1950-08-21 (US) Drama 1h 50m
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Aldo Piscitello, a minor government clerk, is forced in 1934 to join the Fascist party. When the war comes, he finds himself able only to talk ineffectually in secret against Mussolini, even as his own son Giovanni is sent into battle. By the end of the war, Aldo has found the courage to stand up for his beliefs, but by then it is too late.

  1. Vitaliano Brancati

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Luigi Zampa


  3. Sergio Amidei


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  1. Umberto Spadaro

    Umberto Spadaro

    Aldo Piscitello

  2. Ave Ninchi

    Ave Ninchi

    Rosina Piscitello

  3. Enzo Biliotti

    Enzo Biliotti

    Il podestà

  4. Massimo Girotti

    Massimo Girotti

    Giovanni Piscitello

  5. Delia Scala

    Delia Scala

    Elena Piscitello

  6. Ernesto Almirante

    Il nonnino

  7. Aldo Silvani

    Aldo Silvani

    Il farmacista

  8. Miro Zonda

    Il federale

  9. Milly Vitale

    Milly Vitale

    Maria, the pharmacist's niece

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Difficult Years
Difficult Years

Original Title Anni difficili

Status Released

Original Language Italian

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