Future filmmakers Michelangelo Antonioni and Carlo Lizzani co-wrote the script.
Jack novel tragic hunt
After the Second World War, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, a cooperative has been founded by peasants. War has destroyed the country. A group of bandits, with former Nazi-collaborator Daniela, known as 'Lili Marlene' (Vivi Gioi), holds up the truck where the money of the cooperative is travelling. All the peasants search for the thieves in a tragic hunt.
Vivi Gioi: Daniela 'Lili Marlene'
Andrea Checchi: Alberto
Carla Del Poggio: Giovanna
Massimo Girotti: Michele
Vittorio Duse: Giuseppe
Checco Rissone: Mimì
Umberto Sacripante: The lame man
Folco Lulli: A farmer
Michele Riccardini: The maresciallo
Eugenia Grandi: Sultana
Piero Lulli: The driver
Ermanno Randi: Andrea
Enrico Tacchetti: The accountant
Carlo Lizzani: The veteran holding a speech
It won two Nastro d'Argento as Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Vivi Gioi).