Chronicle of Poor Lovers: overview
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Based on a novel by Vasco Pratolini. We are in Florence in the early years of fascism: Mario is engaged to Bianca and meets some anti-fascists. One of these, Campolmi, is beaten up by the squadracce. Mario, visiting him, gets to know his wife and falls in love with her. Campolmi dies; Mario, who has broken up with his fiancée, would get a free pass but out of respect for the dead man renounces. Meanwhile, he has compromised himself politically and one day the fascists take him away.
Anna Maria Ferrero, Marcello Mastroianni, Cosetta Greco, Antonella Lualdi