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Bitter Rice 1949

  • Giuseppe De Santis
  • September 18, 1950
  • 108 mins
  • Italian
  • Drama
An earthy drama of human passions among women rice workers in the Po Valley.
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice worker, Silvana, and the soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. Walter follows her to the rice fields, and the four characters become involved in a complex plot involving robbery, love, and murder.

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