La Ciociara (Two Women) (The Woman from Ciociara)
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La Ciociara (Two Women) (The Woman from Ciociara)
Cesire (Sophia Loren) and her daughter Rosetta (Eleanora Brown) leave their shop in the suburbs of Rome for the safety of Cesire's girlhood village in the mountains. During a full-scale Allied invasion of Italy, mother and daughter travel by foot, mule and train to reach their destination. They meet Michele (Jean- Paul Belmondo), the intellectual son of a local farmer. Rosetta falls for Michele, who in turn falls for Cesire. No one reveals their feeling before Michele is recruited as a guide to the departing Nazis. Mother and daughter take refuge in a bombed out church and are brutally… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rendering an astounding performance as a young widow in Vittiro De Sica's bleak neo-realistic WWII drama, Italian Sophia Loren became the first actress to (deservedly) win the Oscar for a role in a foreign-language film."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Staggering story, outstanding acting, particularly Loren."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A powerful experience to behold, and one of De Sica's finest films."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"A bleak but powerful anti-war drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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