La bella addormentata
One of the most notable example of Italian 'calligrafismo', this stylistically refined drama film shows the misadventures of a young Sicilian girl ('la bella addormentata', because she is naive). Carmela starts working as a maid at a notary's house, who seduces her; she flees, but becomes involved in prostitution, until a young miner saves her. The film provides a skilful portrayal of the Sicilian social environment.
The story is adapted from Rosso di San Secondo's play with the same name.
Giovanni Passante Spaccapietra
Amedeo Carlo Buffa (known as 'Amedeo Nazzari')
Luigia Manfrini Farne' (known as 'Luisa Ferida')
Giuseppina Piovani (known as 'Pina Piovani')
Release Date :
06 Sep, 1942