movietime - classicCLASSIC / PROD: 1951 / R.TIME: 110 ' / black-white


Renato Castellani


Maria Fiore - Vincenzo Musolino - Filomena Russo


Italian, English, French, German, English (subtitles)


With his military discharge papers in his pocket, Antonio returns to his own village, faced with a serious problem. He must provide for his mother, brothers and sisters in a town where there is no work; for a while, he manages to get along just living from day to day, but a girl from the town falls in love with him. Uselessly, Antonio tries to make her understand that he is tied by his family and cannot think of taking on the responsibility that marriage would involve. The girl, Carmela, will not be put off and, being young and in love, she respects to all the feminoe while she thinks of her father's opposition, he takes Carmela with him, adding to his burden another to feed. They cannot expect too much from existence, but where there's life, there's hope.