"Rocco and His Brothers"
Directed by Luchino Visconti
brilliant work concentrates on the dramatic clash between two differing value systems--an
intellectual belief in the cause of progress and emotional nostalgia for a decaying past.
The struggle is played out by two sons, Rocco (Alain Delon), a gentle boy, who is in
conflict with Simone (Renato Salvatori), a loutish boxer. Both are in love with Nadia
(Annie Girardot), a prostitute, and are bound by old traditions that neither can escape.
Considered by many critics to be Visconti's greatest film. Italian with English subtitles.