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39 Ratings

The Roof

Il tetto

Directed by Vittorio De Sica
France, Italy, 1956
Drama, Comedy


Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home.

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The Roof Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1956 | Winner: OCIC Award

National Board of Review

1959 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1957 | Winner: Best Story/Screenplay

1957 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

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