I cannot believe I unearthed this treasure in the public domain. Unless there is a special promotion going on, any and all films I run must be in the public domain.
Sophia Loren is magnificent in this role. She plays a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. Loren won an Academy Award (when it meant something) for Best Actress, the first time an actress won an acting award for a non-English speaking role.
The film also stars Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown, Carlo Ninchi and Andrea Checchi.
If you watch it, play particular attention to the scene in the truck. Sophia Loren's performance after the brutal attack on her daughter is one of the most moving, devastating pieces of acting I have ever scene. Watch her face. Ugh.Click below to view the film ................