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Two Women / La Ciociara


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  Two Women  / La Ciociara Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
8.00 /10
 
Starring
Sophia Loren , Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleanora Brown
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Directed by: Vittorio De Sica
Written by: Cesare Zavattini, Vittoria De Sica from Alberto Moravia's novel

 
 
 
Released: 1961
   
Genre: FOREIGN
WAR
WORLD WAR II
   
Origin: Italy/ France
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 110
 
 


 
An Italian mother (Sophia Loren, pictured) and her daughter (Eleanora Brown) are raped by Allied Moroccan soldiers during WW2.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Originally, the idea was for Sophia Loren to play the daughter; but Anna Magnani flatly refused to play Loren's mother. Redesigned as an old-fashioned, melodramatic star vehicle for Loren, the film won her the first ever Oscar for a non-American actress in a foreign-language film. Too bad that all the characters around her are so grievously under-written.


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