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Title Bitter rice [videorecording] / screenplay by Corrado Alvaro, Giuseppe De Santis, Carlo Lizzani, Carlo Musso, Ivo Perilli, Gianni Puccini ; directed by Giuseppe De Santis.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    BIT    In Transit
Edition Special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical monaural Dolby digital rda
fullscreen (1.33:1) rda
DVD-video NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture.
Series Criterion collection ; 792
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 792.
System Details DVD ; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Language In Italian, with optional subtitles in English.
Note Title from container.
Cast Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano.
Credits Cinematography, Otello Martelli ; editor, Gabriele Varriale ; music, Goffredo Petrassi.
Note Fullscreen (1.33:1) aspect ratio.
DVD release of the 1949 motion picture.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary During planting season in Northern Italy's Po Valley, an earthy rice-field worker falls in with a small-time criminal who is planning a daring heist of the crop, as well as his femme-fatale-ish girlfriend. Both a socially conscious look at the hardships endured by underpaid field workers and a melodrama tinged with sex and violence.
Note Special features: Giuseppe de Santas, a 2007 documentary by screenwriter Carlo Lizzani ; interview with Lizzani from 2003 ; trailer ; essay by critic Pasquale Iannone.
Subject Criminals -- Drama.
Rice farming -- Drama.
Agricultural laborers -- Drama.
Foreign films -- Italy.
Motion pictures, Italian.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Added Author De Santis, Giuseppe, film director, screenwriter.
Alvaro, Corrado, 1895-1956, screenwriter.
Lizzani, Carlo, screenwriter.
Musso, Carlo, screenwriter.
Perilli, Ivo, 1902-1994, screenwriter.
Puccini, Gianni, 1914-1968, screenwriter.
Gassman, Vittorio, actor.
Dowling, Doris, 1921-2004, actor.
Mangano, Silvana, 1930-1989, actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note Original title: Riso amaro
ISBN 1551430924
Standard No. 715515165211
Music No. CC2567DDVD The Criterion Collection

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