The Hunchback Of Rome

  • 1961
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Set in Rome in 1944, this interesting version of the "Hunchback" legend features Blain as the title character. A leading figure in the Resistance movement, Blain rapes Ferrero, the daughter of a Nazi collaborator, then later falls in love with her. The Hunchback is wounded by Nazi troops when he tries to steal some weapons from an arsenal and holes up in...read more

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Set in Rome in 1944, this interesting version of the "Hunchback" legend features Blain as the title character. A leading figure in the Resistance movement, Blain rapes Ferrero, the daughter of a Nazi collaborator, then later falls in love with her. The Hunchback is wounded by Nazi troops

when he tries to steal some weapons from an arsenal and holes up in Ferrero's house. After killing the girl's father, Blain is captured and tortured by Fascists. Losing the baby Blain has fathered, Ferrero becomes a prostitute. Meanwhile, the Hunchback and 150 Resistance fighters have taken over a

Rome suburb, but his efforts to free the town's hookers from the bonds of prostitution are futile. Director Pier Paolo Pasolini appears here in one of his two film roles.

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