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La grande strada azzurra (1957)

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103 min | Drama, Romance

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 ...See moreSquarciò, 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... Written by Dennis Doros & Amy Heller See less
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Directors
Writers
Franco Solinas (novel "Squarciò") (screenplay) | Ennio De Concini (screenplay) | Gillo Pontecorvo (screenplay)
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$6,741
Gross (US & Canada)
$6,741
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Release date
Jun 6, 2001 (United States)

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Yves Montand
Giovanni Squarciò Giovanni Squarciò   See fewer
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Alida Valli
Rosetta, la moglie Rosetta, la moglie   See fewer
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Francisco Rabal
Salvatore Salvatore   See fewer
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Umberto Spadaro
Gaspare Puggioni, 1st Coast Guard Officer Gaspare Puggioni, 1st Coast Guard Officer   See fewer
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Peter Carsten
Riva, 2nd Coast Guard Officer Riva, 2nd Coast Guard Officer   See fewer
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Federica Ranchi
Diana Squarciò, la figlia Diana Squarciò, la figlia   See fewer
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Terence Hill
Renato (as Mario Girotti) Renato (as Mario Girotti)   See fewer
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Ronaldo Bonacchi
Bore Squarciò, il figlio (as Ronaldino Bonacchi) Bore Squarciò, il figlio (as Ronaldino Bonacchi)   See fewer
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Giancarlo Soblone
Antonio 'Tonino' Squarciò, il figlio Antonio 'Tonino' Squarciò, il figlio   See fewer
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Angela Sarlone
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Alberto Lupo
Salvatore (voice) (uncredited) Salvatore (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stefano Sibaldi
Squarcio' (voice) (uncredited) Squarcio' (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 529 votes