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Bitter Rice

Riso amaro

Directed by Giuseppe de Santis
Italy, 1949


Both a socially conscious look at the hardships endured by underpaid field workers and a melodrama tinged with sex and violence, this early smash for producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis and director Giuseppe De Santis is neorealism with a heaping dose of pulp.

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Bitter Rice Directed by Giuseppe de Santis

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Academy Awards

1951 | Nominee: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

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