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The Four Days of Naples (1962)

Le quattro giornate di Napoli (original title)
The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours... See full summary »

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Nanni Loy
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Raffaele Barbato Raffaele Barbato ... Giovanni Ajello (uncredited)
Charles Belmont Charles Belmont ... Sailor (uncredited)
Regina Bianchi Regina Bianchi ... Concetta Capuozzo (uncredited)
Silvana Buzzanca Silvana Buzzanca ... Immacolata (uncredited)
Enzo Cannavale Enzo Cannavale ... Partigiano (uncredited)
Luigi De Filippo Luigi De Filippo ... Cicillo (uncredited)
Antonella Della Porta Antonella Della Porta ... (uncredited)
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti ... Scared Woman (uncredited)
Anna Maria Ferrero ... (uncredited)
Domenico Formato Domenico Formato ... Gennaro Capuozzo (uncredited)
Aldo Giuffrè ... Pitrella (uncredited)
Curt Lowens ... Sakau (uncredited)
Pupella Maggio Pupella Maggio ... Arturo's Mother (uncredited)
Rosalia Maggio Rosalia Maggio ... Scared Woman (uncredited)
Lea Massari ... Maria (uncredited)
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The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours. Neapolitans slinged on rifles and guns, and they armed themselves with stones, house-objects, gasoline-bottles and everything, anonymous and silent. Gennarino Capuozzo, a ten year old child killed on a barricade while he was fighting against the invasors, is remembered by people as a hero. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Four Days of Naples See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film was dedicated to the memory of Gennaro Capuozzo, the 12 year boy depicted in the movie, who was awarded by the Italian Government the posthumous Gold Medal of Valor. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the scene in which Allejo and his gang of kids are having a shootout from the mountain train and Cazzillo gets shot, around 1h 31min, a piece of glass in front of him reflects the crew. See more »

Crazy Credits

When the MGM lion roars, no sound comes out of its mouth. See more »

Connections

Edited into Film socialisme (2010) See more »

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Wonderful! Like no other film I've seen!
26 February 2009 | by gort-8See all my reviews

Can you find the main character? I can't.

Like many of you, I love movies. In every film that I've seen; sound and silent, short and feature length, narrative and documentary, a main character emerges. Sometimes, like in Fail-Safe and Dr. Strangelove, more than one emerges as part of a shifting focus, usually against the backdrop of a grand narrative. I've never seen a film, with the possible exception of very early cinema and raw news footage, where there is not even a pretense at a central character.

Instead, the city of Naples itself is the main character. With no disrespect meant to the men and women of Naples who faced the German Army, it's as though the city itself becomes a dog shaking off its deadly fleas.

Mall Megaplexes are jammed with the same few films, with different casts and titles perhaps, but stories told with a very limited scope. I encourage you to sample what great cinema looks like when told from a completely unique viewpoint.


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