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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:41 PM

*COMING UP on TCM, a CLASSIC! 1:00 PM -- Two Women (1960)

1:00 PM -- Two Women (1960)
1h 39m | Drama | TV-14
A widow tries to get her daughter to safety in World War II Italy.
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Cast: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown

Winner of an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role -- Sophia Loren (Sophia Loren is the first actor to win an Academy Award for a foreign language film. Sophia Loren was not present at the awards ceremony. Greer Garson accepted the award on her behalf.)

The novel (and therefore the film as well) is based on true events of mass rapes by the Moroccan Gourmiers in the Ciocara region after the battle of Monte Cassino in World War II. Monte Cassino was captured by the Allies on 18 May 1944, and on the following night, thousands of Goumiers and other colonial troops scoured the the hills surrounding the towns and the villages of Ciociaria. Over 60,000 women, ranging in age from 11 to 86, suffered from violence, when village after village came under control of the Goumiers. Civilian men who tried to protect their wives and daughters were murdered.

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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:23 PM

1. Horrifying history!

Glad the story was exposed! Cool info thanks!

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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:27 PM

2. When did somebody finally think of putting wheels on suitcases?

And why did it take so long for somebody to think of that?

-- Ron

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