By Center for Italian Modern Art
The third film in our Staging Injustice Film Series, Riso amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949) is directed by Giuseppe De Santis and stars Silvana Mangano, Vittorio Gassman, and Doris Dowling.
Synopsis (via IMDB):Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice worker, Silvana, and the soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. Walter follows her to the rice fields, and the four characters become involved in a complex plot involving robbery, love, and murder.
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