Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Classic Italian domestic drama from seasoned director Luchino Visconti. Winner of Best Film at the 1960 Venice Film Festival.

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers are each looking for a new life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

Winner of Best Film, 1960 Italian Golden Globes; the FIPRESCI Prize (Visconti) and the Special Jury Prize (rejected by both the director and producer), 1960 Venice Film Festival
1960Rating: R16175 minsItaly, FranceItalian with English subtitles
CrimeDramaSportWorld Cinema

Rocco and His Brothers / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

The Parondis' lives are difficult but gorgeous; boxing is terrible but riveting; the city offers everything even as it takes everything away.

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Time Out

Time Out

Today, distanced from ridiculous controversy and dislocated from the provincial politics that drive its story, this immaculately restored classic of post-WWII Italian cinema often feels like a new experience altogether.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Turgid, overwrought, yet still profoundly affecting.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Visconti's methods are still partly neorealist, but the scale of the film is huge and operatic, and it loses the intimacy of the best neorealist films, and their breath of life.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There is in this strong and surging drama of an Italian peasant family's shattering fate in the face of the brutalising forces of unfamiliar modern city life a kind of emotional fullness and revelation that one finds in the great tragedies of the Greeks.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"Rocco and His Brothers" is a film both authentic and ambitious, a classic that is as adept at telling individual stories as it is in drawing larger parallels from them.

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