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Gabriella Pallotta in Il Grido

Il Grido

1957 NR

Hollywood tough guy Steve Cochran goes far afield of his typical roles in this Michelangelo Antonioni-directed neorealist drama about the state of rural Italy in the mid-1950s. Cochran plays Aldo, a working-class hero whose world starts to disintegrate when his long-term lover (Alida Valli) rejects him. Antonioni's familiar themes of alienation and ambiguity (which dominate his later classics L'Avventura and Blow-Up) are evident here.