Bitter Rice (Riso amaro)


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Giuseppe De Santis
Year: 1949
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama, Crime
Cast: Adriana Sivieri, Anna Maestri, Antonio Nediani, Carlo Mazzarella, Checco Rissone, Dedi Ristori, Doris Dowling, Ermanno Randi, Isabella Zennaro, Lia Corelli, Maria Capuzzo, Maria Grazia Francia, Mariano Englen, Mariemma Bardi, Nico Pepe, Raf Vallone, Silvana Mangano, Vittorio Gassman
Original Language: Italian
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 12-Jan-16
Runtime (minutes):

SKU: CC2567DDVD Categories: ,


During planting season in Northern Italy’s Po Valley, an earthy rice-field worker (Silvana Mangano) falls in with a small-time criminal (Vittorio Gassman) who is planning a daring heist of the crop, as well as his femme-fatale-ish girlfriend, played by the Hollywood star Doris Dowling. Both a socially conscious look at the hardships endured by underpaid field workers and a melodrama tinged with sex and violence, this early smash for producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis and director Giuseppe De Santis is neorealism with a heaping dose of pulp.

* New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
* Giuseppe De Santis, a 2008 documentary by screenwriter Carlo Lizzani
* Interview with Lizzani from 2003
* Trailer
* New English subtitle translation
* PLUS: An essay by critic Pasquale Iannone

New cover by Ken Laager

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