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10 Ratings

We the Living

Noi vivi

Directed by Goffredo Alessandrini
Italy, 1942
Drama, Romance


Doomed love within a corrupt political world. At 18, the beautiful and smart Kira comes to Petersburg as the Communists consolidate power. She rebuffs a cousin who rises in the Party and may remember the slighta and falls in love with Leo, the son of an aristocrat.

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We the Living Directed by Goffredo Alessandrini

Critics reviews

Unabashedly rhetorical and overblown, like all of Rand’s superromantic fantasies, We the Living intermittently suggests Gone With the Wind in its epic sweep and larger-than-life characters as well as its protracted running time.
January 27, 1989
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We the Living may frequently border on camp, but it’s still a whale of a show. Director Goffredo Alessandrini… delivers the high-priced goods with style and appropriate mannerist hyperbole (including unnecessary fancy matching cuts to bridge scenes). Most of the secondary characters are defined with Dickensian gusto, and the 170 minutes tend to slide by with effortless grace.
January 27, 1989
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