The Bandit (1946)

  |  Crime, Drama


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A contingent of Italian prisoners of war arrive on a train from Germany after World War II to Turin. The city where Ernesto lives has been bombed, his mother is dead and his sister has gone missing.


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  • Amedeo Nazzari in The Bandit (1946)
  • Anna Magnani and Amedeo Nazzari in The Bandit (1946)
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  • Carlo Campanini, Carla Del Poggio, Anna Magnani, and Amedeo Nazzari in The Bandit (1946)

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21 July 2003 | manu-ska
8
| Between realism and noir-story
This particular movie, one of the first works of Alberto Lattuada, represents an interesting attempt to build a great noir-story (the story of the love of Ernesto for his sister -that come back from war he found to work in a brothel- and for the beauty of Anna Magnani, the girl of a gangster) in the contest of the italian society (Torino) immediatly after the war. Similarly to the most popular work of Giuseppe De Santis (Riso Amaro), the director tried to use the classical model of american noir story on the social contest of Neorealism: but where De Santis could unify with a great style (and much more money...) the two elemens, Lattuada showed some difficulties to combinate them. In the film there is a point-break that gives up the story: in the first part we have the dramatic return of Ernesto in his Torino after the war (from a german lager, maybe), looking for his sister and his mother, in a city wasted by the allied bombs; the second part is only a nice gangster-story, where the social contest has been maybe forgotten by Lattuada. Even if, with honesty, we have to remember the difficulties that had Lattuada and his crew during the shoot of the movie, we must underline the presence of the two popular actors, Amedeo Nazzari and Anna Magnani, that maybe prevails on the poor conditions of the life in that year (1946). For a similar work see also "Caccia tragica" by G.De Santis Emanuele Scansani

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Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama

Details

Release Date:

19 May 1947

Language

Italian, German, English


Country of Origin

Italy

Filming Locations

Via Giuseppe Barbaroux, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

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