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The Wide Blue Road

The Wide Blue Road

A Feature film by Gillo Pontecorvo

Release in France : 30/07/1958

    Synopsis

    Squarciò, a fisherman, lives with his family on a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Italy. Like his fellow villagers, Squarciò struggles against harsh living conditions, a scarcity of fish in nearby waters and exploitation by the local wholesaler. But while the other fishermen continue to use nets, he goes out to the open sea to fish illegally with bombs. But Squarciò borrows money, loses his boat, and in a moment of supreme desperation, has to bomb directly off-shore, causing the hatred and rejection of his fellow fishermen. Trying to save his family, Squarciò and his young sons sail their new boat out beyond the local waters and bomb-fish again. But this time, the sea exacts a terrible toll...

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Play Art

    French distribution :

    Cinédis

    Foreign production companies :

    GESI Cinematografica, Eichberg-Film, Triglav Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (8)

    Assistant Director :

    Serge Witta

    Screenwriters :

    Franco Solinas, Ennio de Concini, Gillo Pontecorvo

    Co-producer :

    Serge Silberman

    Editor :

    Eraldo Da Roma

    Author of original work :

    Franco Solinas

    Foreign Producer :

    Maleno Malenotti

    Director of Photography :

    Mario Montuori

    Music Composer :

    Carlo Franci

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Ocean

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Production year :

    1957

    French release :

    30/07/1958

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    20958

    Visa issue date :

    25/07/1958

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (4)

    Director