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Il Mulino del Po was based on a novel by Riccardo Baccheli. Essentially an elaborate retelling of the old one about a pair of young lovers kept separated by family rivalries, the film is distinguished by its evocative location photography and tight, mathematically precise editing. Director Alberto Lattuada also manages to insert what one historian has labelled his "progressive ideology" into the proceedings. The romantic plotline is placed in context within the events leading up to the famous Po Valley farmers' strike of 1876; characteristically, Lattuada offers a topical political slant to the facts at hand. As in his other neorealist exercises, Lattuada manages to bridge the gap between "art" and box-office appeal in Il Mulino del Po. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Jacques Sernas
as Orbino
Giulio Cali
as Smarazzacucco
Anna Carena
as L'Argia
Leda Gloria
as La Sniza
Dina Sassoli
as Susanna

Crew

Alberto Lattuada
Director
Carlo Ponti
Producer
Federico Fellini
Screenwriter
Tullio Pinelli
Screenwriter
Aldo Tonti
Cinematographer
Mario Bonotti
Editor
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