No Peace Under the Olive Tree
No Peace Under the Olive Tree (Italian: Non c'è pace tra gli ulivi) is a 1950 Italian neorealist drama film directed by Giuseppe De Santis and starring Raf Vallone, Lucia Bosé and Folco Lulli. It was the director's follow-up to Bitter Rice (1949) which also starred Vallone. It was originally planned to partner him with Silvana Mangano again, but due to her pregnancy she was replaced by Lucia Bosé. Despite the commercial success of Bitter Rice, the Communist De Santis had been stung by left-wing criticism due to American cultural elements included the film which he purposefully excluded from the follow-up. He also included characters who were less ambiguous and concluded with a happy ending, similar to those of Socialist realism.
|No Peace Under the Olive Tree|
|Directed by||Giuseppe De Santis|
|Produced by||Domenico Forges Davanzati|
|Written by||Giuseppe De Santis |
|Starring||Raf Vallone |
|Music by||Goffredo Petrassi|
|Edited by||Gabriele Varriale|
|Distributed by||Lux Film|
|10 September 1950|
A young shepherd returns home after the Second World War having been held in a prisoner of war camp. He finds that the local landowner has stolen his sheep and his girlfriend. When he also assaults and murders his sister, the shepherd takes revenge.
- Gundle p. 287
- Gundle p. 287-88
- Gundle p.287-88
- Gundle, Stephen. Fame Amid the Ruins: Italian Film Stardom in the Age of Neorealism. Berghahn Books, 2019.
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