A Garibaldian in the Convent

TitleA Garibaldian in the Convent
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1942
AuthorsDe Sica, Vittorio
Running Time83 min
Date Released03/1942
DistributorIndustria Cinematografica Italiana (INCINE)
CountryItaly
Publication Languageitalian
Abstract

A subversive film made during World War II, director Vittorio de Sica hides a message of resistance within a comedic drama about the Italian Wars of Unification. A woman looks back on her youth when she and another girl fall for a Garibaldian soldier who sought refuge in a convent and boarding school after being wounded in battle. He is also hiding from authorities because of his role in the resistance against Italian nationalism. 

Cast

Leonardo Cortese

María Mercader

Carla Del Poggio

Fausto Guerzoni

Elvira Betrone

Clara Auteri Pepe

Dina Romano

Olga Vittoria Gentilli

Federico Collino

Armando Migliari

Lamberto Picasso

Vittorio De Sica

Credits

Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Produced by Mario Borghi

Written by Renato Angiolillo and Vittorio De Sica

Cinematography by Alberto Fusi

Edited by Mario Bonotti

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Original PublicationUn Garibaldino al Convento
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