In turn-of-the-twentieth-century Turin, an accident in a textile factory incites workers to stage a walkout. But itís not until they receive unexpected aid from a traveling professor (Marcello Mastroianni) that they find their voice, unite, and stand up for themselves. This historical drama by Mario Monicelli, brimming with humor and honesty, is a beautiful and moving ode to the power of the people, and features engaging, naturalistic performances; cinematography by the great Giuseppe Rotunno; and a multilayered, Oscar-nominated screenplay by Monicelli, Agenore Incrocci, and Furio Scarpelli.
- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the
- Blu-ray edition
- Introduction by director Mario Monicelli from 2006
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by film critic J. Hoberman