A group of World War II survivors from all over Italy come together to form a sort of “commune”. They want to forget the hardships of the conflict they have just lived through and set about sorting out the issue of the day-to-day survival. They take over a bombed-out village and make it their home and refuge against all the ugliness and brutality in the world.
From the novel "Le donne di Messina" by Elio Vittorini.
|original title:||OPERAI CONTADINI|
|sales agent:||Pierre Grise Distribution|
|directed by:||Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet|
|release date:||IT 08.06.01, FR 19.09.01|
|cast:||Angela Nugara, Giacinto Di Pascoli, Giampaolo Cassarino, Enrico Achilli, Angela Durantini, Martina Gianfriddo, Andrea Balducci|
|cinematography by:||Renato Berta, Jean-Paul Toraille, Marlon Befve|
|film editing:||Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet|
|production:||Straub-Huillet, Pierre Grise Productions, Teatro Comunale Buti (IT); Capricci Films (FR)|
|distributor:||Pierre Grise Distribution (FR)|