La Viaccia

  • 1962
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This late 19th-century period piece set in Florence and the nearby countryside centers on the escapades of Belmondo as the son of a struggling farm family. At the start he leaves the farm (entitled "La Viaccia") to go to Florence and live with his wealthy uncle in the hopes of getting on his good side and securing a piece of his will. But once in the city...read more

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This late 19th-century period piece set in Florence and the nearby countryside centers on the escapades of Belmondo as the son of a struggling farm family. At the start he leaves the farm (entitled "La Viaccia") to go to Florence and live with his wealthy uncle in the hopes of getting on

his good side and securing a piece of his will. But once in the city the youthfinds his more passionate nature taking over, and he falls head over heels for prostitute Cardinale. She views Belmondo as only another paying customer, but that doesn't stop the youth from pursuing her. At one point he

is even sent back to the farm to keep him off the path of debauchery he has chosen. But Belmondo is soon back in Florence and at the doorstep of Cardinale, getting himself deeper and deeper into an abyss which is his eventual undoing. This dark and dreary film was highlighted by superb

performances from both Belmondo and Cardinale.

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