La Risaia (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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In this heartwarming drama, the life of an Italian rice farmer involved in an unhappy marriage is chronicled. One day, he notices a familiar looking migrant in his field. Upon following the girl, he discovers that she is his illegitimate daughter. To quietly make up for his past indiscretion, he begins giving the girl many gifts, but he does not tell her who he is. Later the girl falls for an auto mechanic who gets jealous of her secret father's attention to her. This causes the father to tell the mechanic the truth; the fix it man then decides to engineer a reunion. He then goes on to save the girl from getting raped by her father's deadbeat nephew.

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car-mechanic, daughter, farming, illegitimacy, Italy, jealousy, love, marital-problems, marriage, mechanic, migrant-worker, nephew, rape, rescue, reunion, worker, girl