Wide Blue Road

Wide Blue Road

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo Cast: Yves Montand, Alida Valli, Francisco Rabal

DVD (Wide Screen)


La Grande Strada Azzura was also released as Squarcio, which happens to be the name of the character played by star Yves Montand. Squarcio is a provincial fisherman who expedites his daily catch through the illegal use of dynamite. The other villagers disapprove of Squarcio's methods, but they refuse to turn him into the authorities. Our hero finds out that he has no real friends when he's on the verge of being caught in the act. Promising to mend his ways, Squarcio goes back to his old tricks as soon as the heat is off. His final comeuppance both predictable and inevitable, but cleverly handled by director Gillo Ponteverco.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2003
UPC: 0014381057621
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM press kit, including interview with director Gillo Pontecorvo (Acrobat Reader required); Stills gallery of original Italian posters

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title; Fish Bomb [10:03]
2. The Day's Catch [4:40]
3. Coming Home [7:52]
4. A Terrible Accident [10:20]
5. The New Chief [8:02]
6. A Bad Year [3:32]
7. New Motor [11:16]
8. Close Call [6:09]
9. Tough Times [10:24]
10. Salvage Mission [9:48]
11. The Dance [8:40]
12. "A Great Day For Fishing" [8:13]

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