La sfida

La sfida ("the challenge") is a 1958 Italian film by Francesco Rosi. It stars José Suárez as a gang leader who challenges a local Camorra boss for supremacy. It won the Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

La sfida
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Directed byFrancesco Rosi
Written bySuso Cecchi d'Amico
Enzo Provenzale
Francesco Rosi
StarringJosé Suárez
Rosanna Schiaffino
Music byRoman Vlad
Release date
  • 6 September 1958 (1958-09-06) (Italy)
CountriesItaly
Spain

The film is based on the real-life story of Camorra boss Pasquale Simonetti, known as Pasquale 'e Nola, and his wife and former beauty queen Pupetta Maresca, played by Rosanna Schiaffino.[1]

It was produced by the Italian companies Cinecittà and Vides Cinematografica and the Spanish companies Lux Film and Suevia Films.

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