Monday, March 26, Room 9A, 5pm
Directed by Julien Duvivier Starring Fernandel and Gino Cervi
Genres comedy Release date 1952 (Italy)
Running time 109 minutes Languages Italian
In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist mayor are always fighting to be the head of the community. If in secret they admired and liked each other, politics still divided them as it is dividing the country. And when the mayor wants his “People’s House”; the priest wants his “Garden City” for the poor. Division exist between the richest and the poorest, the pious and the atheists and even between lovers. But if the people are as hard as the country, they are good in the bottom of their heart.
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