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. French heartthrob Alain Delon is the gentle, idealistic Rocco, and Italian movie star Renato Salvatori is the undisciplined, savagely jealous Simone. Internationally renowned director Luchino Visconti (Senso, The Leopard, Death in Venice) combined keenly realistic observations and strong passions to create one of his most satisfying and deeply affecting films -restored and unedited!
"Rocco and his Brothers" is one of Visconti's most famous films, yet it seems to fall flat. Four brothers and their mother journey to northern Italy to join their brother Vincenzo. Read morePublished on April 30 2003
"Rocco and his Brothers" is one of Visconti's most famous films, yet it seems to fall flat. Four brothers and their mother journey to northern Italy to join their brother Vincenzo. Read morePublished on April 30 2003 by D
There was a time when scene after scene of screaming Italians meant 'art film' and endless depictions of tedious pathology was 'interesting.' Not now. Read morePublished on May 26 2002
In my opinion one of most important movies,defenetly a classic,a must for any movie fan.It takes you through many emotions. Read morePublished on March 8 2002 by Dagmara Samitowska
Alternately striking and tedious, "Rocco and His Brothers" is an awkward blend of social realism and operatic melodrama. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2001 by Charles S. Tashiro
The long-awaited DVD release of Visconti's great novel-like film is here. Sad to report, it is something of a disappointment. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2001 by mackjay
5 star movie, 4 star DVD transfer, 0 star bonus feature as there is none, not even a trailer. Image Entertainment has good intention and concept as Criterion but lack of extra... Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2001
A great, great, great movie! That's all I can say!
I never see a movie so well acted, directed and edited. Read more