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Fontamara (1980)

Fontamara is a village in the Marsica, forgotten by all but God and its inhabitants are called 'cafoni' (boors). Berardo Viola wants to marry Elvira but only after gaining enough money to ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlo Lizzani
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michele Placido ... Berardo Viola
Ida Di Benedetto Ida Di Benedetto ... Maria Rosa
Antonella Murgia Antonella Murgia ... Elvira
Imma Piro Imma Piro ... Maria Grazia
Antonio Orlando Antonio Orlando
Deddi Savagnone Deddi Savagnone
Liliana Gerace Liliana Gerace
Marcello Monti Marcello Monti
Dino Sarti Dino Sarti
Ciccio Busacca Ciccio Busacca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armando Bandini
Costantino Carrozza Costantino Carrozza
Marina Confalone Marina Confalone
Franco Ferri Franco Ferri
Franco Javarone Franco Javarone ... (as Franco Iavarone)
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Fontamara is a village in the Marsica, forgotten by all but God and its inhabitants are called 'cafoni' (boors). Berardo Viola wants to marry Elvira but only after gaining enough money to buy some land and in order to reach his aim he has the idea of going to a great city. When Maria Grazia is raped by the fascists, Berardo and Antonio decide to leave Fontamara and go to Rome. Here they are swindled by a lawyer and afterwards they are invited by an antifascist to a restaurant where they are arrested by the police because of some subversive papers they had. Berardo dies from the tortures and Antonio can only go back to his Fontamara after signing a paper in which he declares that Berardo had killed himself. Written by Piergiorgio Romani <p.romani@flashnet.it>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 October 1980 (Italy) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Italian censorship visa # 75439 delivered on 08 August 1980. See more »

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