DirectorVittorio De Sica Music directorManuel De Sica CountryItaly
Release date9 February 1975 (1975-02-09) (USA) WriterRodolfo Sonego (story), Cesare Zavattini ScreenplayCesare Zavattini, Rafael J. Salvia CastFlorinda Bolkan (Clara Mataro), Renato Salvatori (Franco Mataro, the husband), Daniel Quenaud (Luigi, Clara's lover) Similar moviesRelated Vittorio De Sica movies
Finally a brief vacation
A Brief Vacation (Italian: Una breve vacanza) is a 1973 Italian melodrama directed by Vittorio de Sica. The script, written by Cesare Zavattini, was inspired by an Apollinaire adage ("Sickness is the vacation of the poor").
The film concerns a female factory worker from Calabria who falls ill on the job and is prescribed a stay at a mountain retreat. She goes despite her husband's wishes, leaving behind her thankless work shift and her frustrating in-laws, but also her three children. The film addresses issues such as the health care system, labor conditions, spousal satisfaction, and class struggle.