La Strada Lunga un Anno (1958)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 160 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Yugoslavia  |  
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Italian director Giueseppe DeSantis was the creative force behind this Yugoslavian "slice of life" drama. The title translates as The Year-Long Road; accordingly, the plot concerns a joint, voluntary effort between Italy and Yugoslavia to construct a highway along the countries' Naturally, this animosity wreaks havoc on the various Romeo-Juliet romances in the region. All is resolved when oil is discovered on one of the islands. An American oil company is finally able to establish d├ętente between the warring factions, smoothing the path for the long-delayed marriages of three young couples.

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enemy, family-feud, highway, love, romance, slice-of-life