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Nico Pepe in Bitter Rice

Bitter Rice

1950 NR

Fugitive small-time crooks Francesca and Walter hide out in northern Italy, where Francesca gets a job among the peasants in the rice fields. Soon, her sultry co-worker Silvana falls for Walter and his criminal lifestyle. The Italian neorealist movement gets an unexpected dose of sex appeal in this Oscar-nominated drama, which made an instant star of Mangano, a former Miss Rome.