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The Path of Hope

Released Aug 4, 1952 1h 44m Drama List
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After the shuttering of a local mine, villagers in a tiny Sicilian town are desperate for work. Widower Saro (Raf Vallone) decides to try his luck in France with his three children. He buys passage abroad from Ciccio (Saro Urzì), a guide who is to accompany him, his family and several others on their trek. Along for the ride are Barbara (Elena Varzi), and her boyfriend, Vanni (Franco Navarra). While the group travels across Italy, perils, as well as new relationships, are unavoidable. Read More Read Less

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André Bazin Cahiers du Cinéma One of the most beautiful postwar Italian films on the eminently epic, and hence cinematic, theme of the journey to the Promised Land. Oct 13, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After the shuttering of a local mine, villagers in a tiny Sicilian town are desperate for work. Widower Saro (Raf Vallone) decides to try his luck in France with his three children. He buys passage abroad from Ciccio (Saro Urzì), a guide who is to accompany him, his family and several others on their trek. Along for the ride are Barbara (Elena Varzi), and her boyfriend, Vanni (Franco Navarra). While the group travels across Italy, perils, as well as new relationships, are unavoidable.
Director
Pietro Germi
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Italian
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 4, 1952, Limited
Runtime
1h 44m