LA TRATTA DELLE BIANCHE

 

LA TRAITE DES BLANCHES
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Starring : Vittorio Gassman, Marc Lawrence, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Ettore Manni

 

1952 | 97’ | B&W | OV Italian | Crime, Drama | DCP
Film restored in 2009
Subtitles : French
Rights : France, Belgium, Luxembourg, French-speaking Switzerland

 

Post-war Italy. The gangster Marquedi organizes dance marathons with the prize of a trip to America for the winner. Alda, who lives in the poor part of town with the small-time criminal Carlo, escaped from the last ‘shipment’ Marquedi sent to America. Marquedi plans to take his revenge by having Carlo arrested and forcing Alda to take part in the marathon to pay for a lawyer.

 

“La Tratta delle Bianche uses the idea of a dance marathon…as an efficient and visionary social critique of Italy in full transformation.” – Jacques Mandelbaum, Le Monde, 2015

 

(Trailer)

Category

Crime, Drama