From director Vittorio De Sica (THE BICYCLE THIEF, UMBERTO D.), comes a story based on the premise "sickness is the vacation of the poor" (Apollinaire). A BRIEF VACATION, starring Florinda Bolkan (THE DAMNED, THE LAST VALLEY) as Clara, is the story of a woman victimized by society, and by her husband's family. As the only family member that can maintain a job, Clara must drag herself to and from a local factory where she one day collapses from lung damage. With orders from the factory doctor, Clara is sent to a sanitarium in the mountains where - so long as she is considered "ill" - she finds solace and companionship with new and interesting friends, and even the elusive possibility of romantic love.

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A Brief Vacation (1973)

PG

Romance/Drama · 1h 52m · 2/9/1975

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For everyone who has had a private moment of love. Or wishes for one.

Description

From director Vittorio De Sica (THE BICYCLE THIEF, UMBERTO D.), comes a story based on the premise "sickness is the vacation of the poor" (Apollinaire). A BRIEF VACATION, starring Florinda Bolkan (THE DAMNED, THE LAST VALLEY) as Clara, is the story of a woman victimized by society, and by her husband's family. As the only family member that can maintain a job, Clara must drag herself to and from a local factory where she one day collapses from lung damage. With orders from the factory doctor, Clara is sent to a sanitarium in the mountains where - so long as she is considered "ill" - she finds solace and companionship with new and interesting friends, and even the elusive possibility of romantic love.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

Italian

Countries

Italy, Spain

Production Companies

Verona Produzione, Azor Films
Cast
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Florinda Bolkan

Clara Mataro
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Renato Salvatori

Franco Mataro, the husband
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Daniel Quenaud

Luigi, Clara's lover
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José María Prada

Dr. Ciranni
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Teresa Gimpera

Gina
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Hugo Blanco

Brother-in-law
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Julia Peña

Edvige
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Miranda Campa

Nurse Guidotti
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Angela Cardile

La Rossa, the redhead
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Anna Carena

Mother-in-law
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Monica Guerritore

Maria
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Maria Mizar

Nurse Garin
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Alessandro Romanazzi

Son
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Adriana Asti

Scanziani
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Gaetano Amoroso

(uncredited)
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Christian De Sica

Mariani, Il Giovane In Treno (uncredited)
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Francesco Rocciola

(uncredited)
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Vincenzo Rocciola

(uncredited)
Crew
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Vittorio De Sica

Director
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Rafael J. Salvia

Writer
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Rodolfo Sonego

Writer
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Cesare Zavattini

Writer
Disc Releases
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A Brief Vacation

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/16/2003

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