The Challenge

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  • Genre(s): Drama Crime
  • Release year: 1958
  • Running time: 87 min
La sfida ("the challenge") is a 1958 Italian film by Francesco Rosi. It stars José Suárez as a gang leader who challenges a local Camorra boss for supremacy. It won the Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. The film is based on the real-life story... read more

La sfida ("the challenge") is a 1958 Italian film by Francesco Rosi. It stars José Suárez as a gang leader who challenges a local Camorra boss for supremacy. It won the Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. The film is based on the real-life story of Camorra boss Pasquale Simonetti, known as Pasquale 'e Nola, and his wife and former beauty queen Pupetta Maresca, played by Rosanna Schiaffino. It was produced by the Italian companies Cinecittà and Vides Cinematografica and the Spanish companies Lux Film and Suevia Films.

Original Release

09/06/1958

Cast

Rosanna Schiaffino Assunta
Nino Vingelli Gennaro
Decimo Cristiani Salvatore Ajello / Raffaele
Jose Jaspe Raffaele / Ferdinando Ajello
Tina Castigliano Madre di Vito
Pasquale Cennamo Fernando Ajello / Salvatore Ajello
Elsa Valentino Ascoli Madre di Assunta
Ubaldo Granata Califano
Ezio Vergari Antonio
Rosita Pisano La lavandaia
(see additional cast & crew)
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