The Forbidden Christ

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The Forbidden Christ ★★ Il Cristo Proibito 1950

Bruno (Vallone) returns from the war to his Tuscan village after years as a POW, only to learn his younger brother, a Resistance fighter, was killed by the Nazis after being betrayed by someone in the town. Bruno wants revenge but when no one will help him find the truth, his rage leads him to kill the wrong man. The only film made by writer Malaparte, which was inspired by actual events, was a boxoffice disaster and caused him to abandon future film plans. Italian with subtitles. 98m/B VHS . IT Raf Vallone, Gino Cervi, Alain Cuny, Elena Varzi; D: Curzio Malaparte; W: Curzio Malaparte; C: Gabor Pogany; M: Curzio Malaparte.