A rowdy woman is so forceful that she outdoes her husband in a loud cry against speculators who refuse poor people entrance to a block of new apartments, built after WW2. Without noticing it, she starts a people’s movement, and leads a march to the capital.
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Post-War Italian Cinema!! Fans of Anna Magnani will not be disappointed. Here she plays Angelina, the working-class hero, a reluctant hero who saves the day despite her toady husband, fickle neighbors and seven kids, including a nursing infant and a teen who is dating the bourgeois oppressor's son. Beautiful cinematography and a great supporting cast of mostly nonprofessionals; really a wonderful film. 4.5 stars.