Two Women

Two Women

Downloadable Video - 1960
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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.
Publisher: [Italy]: , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1960]
Copyright Date: ©1960
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 39 min. 11 sec.)) : sound, color


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Jul 23, 2013

unfortunately the HPL copy of this film is distractingly dubbed in English, no choice of subtitles, and poor sound quality. I hope to see it in the original Italian with English subtitles some day.


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Mar 19, 2012

Seeking escape from city bombing, an Italian mother and daughter travel war-torn Italy during World War II trying to survive near-starvation, rape by wandering soldiers and other horrors of war.
Sophia Loren, Jean Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown, Raf Vallone. Dubbed in English
Based on the novel, La ciociara, by Alberto Moravia .
producer, Carlo Ponti

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