• Director

    Giuseppe De Santis

  • With

    Lucia Bosé, Carla del Poggio, Maria Grazia Francia, Lea Padovani

  • Italy-France 1952. 107min

  • 35mm

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

This often-overlooked neorealist work reconstructs a tragic accident that occurred in Rome in 1951, when 200 women queuing for a low-paying typist job were injured. Combining scathing social comment with meticulous research, this kaleidoscope of stories portrays the lives of those afflicted by unemployment in the city. De Santis’ efforts to promote social reform resulted in the film being boycotted by both the government and the media.

Courtesy of Cinecittà.

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