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16 Ratings

The Challenge

La sfida

Directed by Francesco Rosi
Spain, Italy, 1958


The Challenge centers on the rise of the ambitious Vito, who begins as an insignificant contraband dealer and quickly becomes a marketeer the Mafia has to contend with.

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The Challenge Directed by Francesco Rosi

Awards & Festivals

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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