La terra trema (1948)

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  • La terra trema Episodio del mare Alternative
  • The Earth Trembles Alternative
  • The Earth Will Tremble Alternative


Set and shot in a small village on the east coast of Sicily and using non-professional actors, tells the story of a fishing family who try to escape from poverty and exploitation by becoming the owners of their own boat. To acquire the boat, the family has to mortgage their house, and when the boat is destroyed in a storm, they are ruined.

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