The Sun Still Rises

The Sun Still Rises (Italian: Il sole sorge ancora) also known as Outcry is a 1946 Italian neorealist war-drama film directed by Aldo Vergano and starring Elli Parvo, Massimo Serato and Lea Padovani.[1]

Il sole sorge ancora
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Directed byAldo Vergano
Written byGiuseppe Gorgerino
Guido Aristarco
Giuseppe De Santis
Carlo Lizzani
Aldo Vergano
Vittorio Cottafavi
Produced byGiorgio Agliani
StarringElli Parvo
Massimo Serato
Lea Padovani
CinematographyAldo Tonti
Edited byGabriele Varriale
Music byGiuseppe Rosati
Distributed byENIC
Release date
6 November 1946
Running time
90 minutes

It was one of two films produced by the ANPI movement along with Giuseppe De Santis's Tragic Hunt (1947).

The film entered the competition at the 7th Venice International Film Festival. For his performance Massimo Serato won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actor.[2] The film also won a special Nastro d'Argento for outstanding formal merits.[2]


Following the Armistice of 1943, Cesare and his comrades leave the army and return to their homes. For Cesare this is a village in the Lombardy countryside outside Milan. There he becomes involved with Laura, a seamstress, but is also attracted to Mathilde an aristocrat. He is drawn back into the war when both the Italian Resistance and the German Army move into the area. After they shoot the local priest, the inhabitants rise up against the Germans and drive them out with the assistance of the partisans.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. ^ a b Enrico Lancia (1998). I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.


  • Gundle, Stephen. Fame Amid the Ruins: Italian Film Stardom in the Age of Neorealism. Berghahn Books, 2019.

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