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The Challenge

La sfida

Directed by Francesco Rosi
Spain, Italy, 1958
Drama, Crime

Synopsis

Vito Polara is a young ambitious man from the slums of Naples, who wants to get as much power and money as possible. He decides to quit smuggling cigarettes and tries to take over the local fruit and vegetable distribution, which is considered more profitable.

Synopsis

Vito Polara is a young ambitious man from the slums of Naples, who wants to get as much power and money as possible. He decides to quit smuggling cigarettes and tries to take over the local fruit and vegetable distribution, which is considered more profitable.

The ChallengeDirected byFrancesco Rosi

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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1958 | 2 wins including: San Giorgio Prize
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
1959 | 3 wins including: Best Original Story
1959 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

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