Wednesday, June 18, 2008

La Terra trema: Episodio del mare (Luchino Visconti, 1948) aka The Earth Trembles

The Earth Trembles (Luchino Visconti, 1948)
Rating: 7.8

Visconti's knack for rich compositions shine in this tragic Italian neorealist story of a family who stands up against the exploits of local wholesalers in their fishing community. The narration leaves too much emotional distance in my opinion, but at the same time makes the film feel more like a documentary.

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