4/4 Roger Ebert
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Vittorio De Sica
Music director Manuel De Sica
|Release date 9 February 1975 (1975-02-09) (USA)|
Writer Rodolfo Sonego (story), Cesare Zavattini
Screenplay Cesare Zavattini, Rafael J. Salvia
Cast Florinda Bolkan (Clara Mataro), Renato Salvatori (Franco Mataro, the husband), Daniel Quenaud (Luigi, Clara's lover)
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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.
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