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The Bandit (1946)

Il bandito (original title)
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.

Director:

Alberto Lattuada

Writers:

Alberto Lattuada (story), Oreste Biancoli (screenplay) (as O. Biancoli) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna Magnani ... Lidia
Amedeo Nazzari ... Ernesto
Carla Del Poggio ... Maria
Carlo Campanini Carlo Campanini ... Carlo
Eliana Banducci Eliana Banducci ... Rosetta
Mino Doro Mino Doro ... Mirko
Folco Lulli ... Andrea
Mario Perrone Mario Perrone ... Il gobbo
Amato Garbini Amato Garbini ... Il tenutario
Gianni Appelius Gianni Appelius ... Signorina
Ruggero Madrigali Ruggero Madrigali ... Il negriero (as Madrigali)
Thea Aimaretti Thea Aimaretti ... Tecla, la padrona (as Ajmaretti)
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Storyline

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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A searing drama of moral and social chaos! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | German | English

Release Date:

19 May 1947 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Bandit See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lux Film, R.D.L. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A-Tisket, A-Tasket
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Inglorious home coming.
3 December 2019 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This movie has a great beginning and a moving ending,but the gangsters story in the middle is not on the same level.

Ernesto ,a prisoner of war,comes back to his dear Italy ,to find his mother killed in a bombing and his sister a prostitute. The prisoners packed up on a train, the crowds on the platform with the distraught German woman claiming " he married me ", the drive through a ruined country ,the exhausted prisoners coming against an inhuman local government ......All rings true ..

What follows is a bit disappointing ; as the precedent user wrote, the social context is almost completely forgotten ;Lattuada may have had "I'm a fugitive from a chain gang " in mind ,this film noir classic ,but his story is a trite unconvincing story of cops and gangsters and La Magnani is totally wasted as a moll .....

The epilogue,which I will not reveal, is a beautiful touch of melodrama, a genre Amadeo Nazzari knew quite well.


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