Cesira is a beautiful widow and a successful grocery store owner in Rome. WWII is raging, and she fears for her beloved daughter, 13-year-old Rosetta, amid the daily bombings. They travel to the village where Cesira was born, where Cesira believes they will be safer. There, they are happy even as food dwindles. A young intellectual, Michele, falls in love with Cesira, who is too consumed with the well-being of her daughter and their survival to return his timid advances. As the allies advance, Cesira decides to return to Rome - and encounter the horrors of war at last.
Jean-Paul Belmondo....Michele Di Libero (as Jean Paul Belmondo)
Carlo Ninchi....Filippo, il padre di Michele
Andrea Checchi....Un fascista
Pupella Maggio....Una contadina
Bruna Cealti....Una sfollata
Antonella Della Porta....La madre impazzita
Franco Balducci....Il tedesco nel pagliaio
Tony Calio....(as Tony Caliò)
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