Rocco and his Brothers / Rocco et ses Freres

Category Videography

Synopsis: In sweeping epic style, the prize-winning Rocco and his Brothers tells the story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world.

Director: Luchino Visconti

Cast: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Katina Paxinou, Alessandra Panaro, Spiros Focas, Max Cartier

Theatrical Release Date: 6 September 1960

Language: French

Subtitles: none

Screen Format: Widescreen

Audio: Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono

Run Time: 177 minutes (1 disc)

Special Features:

  • Filmographies of Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Annie Girardot, Luchino Visconti
  • Theatrical Trailer (2:35)
  • Excerpts from Le Samourai, Quand la femme s'en mele (3:14)
  • Web Link


  • This was a Italian-French co-production. All dialogue was post-recorded. The principal French actors (Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Roger Hanin, Suzy Delair) spoke their parts in French, as you can see by observing their lip movements. They were dubbed in the Italian language version, and you can listen to their original voices only in the French sync-version. The voices of the Italian actors only appear in the Italian sync-version, with the exception of Claudia Cardinale who at that point of her career was always dubbed by another actress (because of her unusually dark voice).

Distributor: TF1 Video

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Date 2001-May-9