Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

1960, NR, 180 min. Directed by Luchino Visconti. Starring Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Giradot, Katina Paxinou, Claudia Cardinale.

REVIEWED By Nick Barbaro, Wed., Jan. 31, 2001

Visconti returns to Milan, the city of his birth, in this story about the politics of class involved in the move to the big city of a family of impoverished southerners. Most memorable are Giuseppe Rotunno's stunning black-and-white cinematography –­ especially when lighting the impossibly beatific Delon (as Rocco) – and the baroque brutality of the fight scenes.

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Rocco and His Brothers, Luchino Visconti, Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Giradot, Katina Paxinou, Claudia Cardinale

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