Tragic Hunt

Tragic Hunt (Italian: Caccia tragica) is a 1947 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe De Santis and starring Vivi Gioi, Andrea Checchi and Carla Del Poggio. It was part of the wave of postwar neorealist films. It was one of two produced by the ANPI movement along with The Sun Still Rises from the previous year.

Tragic Hunt
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Directed byGiuseppe De Santis
Written byGiuseppe De Santis
Corrado Alvaro
Michelangelo Antonioni
Umberto Barbaro
Carlo Lizzani
Gianni Puccini
Cesare Zavattini
Produced byGiorgio Agliani
Marcello Caccialupi
StarringVivi Gioi
Massimo Girotti
Carla Del Poggio
Andrea Checchi
CinematographyOtello Martelli
Edited byMario Serandrei
Music byGiuseppe Rosati
Production
companies
Dante Film
ANPI
Distributed byLibertas Film
Release date
4 November 1947
Running time
90 Minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

Future filmmakers Michelangelo Antonioni and Carlo Lizzani co-wrote the script. The film's sets were designed by the art director Carlo Egidi.

PlotEdit

After the Second World War, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, a cooperative has been founded by peasants. War has destroyed the country. A group of bandits, with former Nazi-collaborator Daniela, known as 'Lili Marlene' (Vivi Gioi), holds up the truck where the money of the cooperative is travelling. All the peasants search for the thieves in a tragic hunt.

CastEdit

AwardsEdit

It won two Nastro d'Argento as Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Vivi Gioi).

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