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Lina Wertmüller

Il decimo clandestino (To Save Nine)

Edition 1989
92' - 1989 - Drama - Dialogue: Italian
Director: Lina Wertmüller Composer: Dangio-greco With: Piera Degli Esposti, Dominique Sanda, Hartmut Becker
A peasant woman is left a widow with ten children. Matters are made worse when her landlord decides to sell the land and she is forced to abandon their home in the country and move to the city of Bologna. Here she tries to open up a small shop to sell country wares but she cannot find a home for her family. Nobody wants ten children. Eventually she has to !ie to get an attic flat in the center of Bologna. But now her life becomes a nightmare... "I share Guareschi's love of the anarchistic traditions of the people of the Po valley", says Wertmüller. "He was a courageous persen who took a stand against Fascism when the Nazis tried to make him adhere to Mussolini's puppet republic of Salo." (pressbook)

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Lina Wertmüller




Piera Degli Esposti, Dominique Sanda, Hartmut Becker


Lina Wertmüller

Director of Photography

Carlo Tafani


Pierluigi Leonardi

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Screenplay based on

Il decimo clandestino, boek van Giovanni Guareschi



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