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The Railroad Man (1957)

Luisa Della Noce , Riccardo Garrone  |  Unrated |  DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Luisa Della Noce, Riccardo Garrone, Carlo Giuffrè, Oscar Keesee Jr., Sylva Koscina
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, Full Screen, Original recording remastered, Special Edition, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: NoShame Films
  • DVD Release Date: June 28, 2005
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009NSE60
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #376,755 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Railroad Man" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Pietro Germi, a Classic on It's Own - interviews with Mario Monicelli, Giuseppe Tornatore, Maiano Damiani, etc.  (90 Mins.)
  • Pietro Germi's original screen test
  • Original Italian Theatrical trailer
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Collectible  Booklet - including Pietro Germi's bio

Editorial Reviews

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Movie: Excellent Video: Very Good Sound: Very Good reccomended -- DVD savant.com

Movie: Excellent Video: Very Good Sound: Very Good excellent emotional drama -- DVD Talk.com

The plot is remarkably well-crafted ...is not your typical film movie - 5 stars -- DVD talk.com

a work of despairing neorealism, an examination of a society’s desolation pared down to one household. -- Reverse shot.com

easily draws the viewer into the emotional quagmire of the story. Hats off for another fine release! -- Film Fanaddict.com

Product Description

He has a good job working as a railroad man, but Andrea Marcocci is not happy. An obscure disease haunts him. His daughter Giulia leaves her husband, seeking shelter in the arms of another man, who does not love her. Andrea’s good–for-nothing son storms out after one argument too many with his father. Unable to face these troubles alone, Andrea starts to drink. Inevitably, the booze interferes with his work and he causes a serious rail accident. Desperately trying to hold onto his job, he goes to work on a strike day, further alienating himself from his friends and colleagues.

Severely attacked by the leftist Italian critics of its time, THE RAILROAD MAN is a heartfelt cry against many of the problems that plagued Italian society during the mid-50’s. And, it is an undisputed masterpiece of its director and star Pietro Germi (DIVORCE - ITALIAN STYLE, SEDUCED AND ABANDONED). Written by Germi (who gives a passionate performance as Andrea) and Luciano Vincenzoni (FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE), the film also features a magnificent score by maestro Carlo Rustichelli (KILL, BABY… KILL!). The extraordinary ensemble cast includes Sylva Koscina, (JULIET OF THE SPIRITS, LISA AND THE DEVIL) as Giulia plus Saro Urzi (THE GODFATHER’s Vitelli); Carlo Giuffré (Geppetto in Roberto Benigni’s PINOCCHIO); Edoardo Nevola (A MAN OF STRAW) and Franco Fantasia (one of Italy’s premier character actors). Digitally remastered from the original vault negative, for the first time ever uncut on DVD in America, THE RAILROAD MAN is a masterpiece of late Italian neo-realism and cannot be missed.


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Railroad Map November 6, 2010
Format:DVD
'The Railroad Man' (1956) is an example of the quality of distinction that the Italian's brought to film projects of the 1940's & 1950's. This style of neo-realism is elegant but also faithful to an individual's dignity and also engrossing.

Pietro Germi drew me in with his performance of the somewhat helpless, railroad engineer drawn into a disordered home and family mess that he somehow has to confront and unravel.

The setting and locale of Rome, is an instant hook to draw one in and in this case, the story, plot line and acting are all first rate. The Black and White film itself is brilliantly shot stressing both the compact streetcar with the backdrop of the desolate, bleak neo-realist landscape of Rome.

I wouldn't dare give away any plot details, as the best parts of the film are the absolute surprises but I must warn that 'The Railroad Man' is just as engaging or juicy in any part of the film. It will keep you wondering what you would do in a similar situation.

I found myself thinking about this film days after I saw it. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Railroad Map January 31, 2013
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'The Railroad Man' (1956) is an example of the quality of distinction that the Italian's brought to film projects of the 1940's & 1950's. This style of neo-realism is elegant but also faithful to an individual's dignity and also engrossing.

Pietro Germi drew me in with his performance of the somewhat helpless, railroad engineer drawn into a disordered home and family mess that he somehow has to confront and unravel.

The setting and locale of Rome, is an instant hook to draw one in and in this case, the story, plot line and acting are all first rate. The Black and White film itself is brilliantly shot stressing both the compact streetcar with the backdrop of the desolate, bleak neo-realist landscape of Rome.

I wouldn't dare give away any plot details, as the best parts of the film are the absolute surprises but I must warn that 'The Railroad Man' is just as engaging or juicy in any part of the film. It will keep you wondering what you would do in a similar situation.

I found myself thinking about this film days after I saw it. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sad story beautifully told May 10, 2013
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This is the way the good movies were made, good story, well written, and excellent acting and directing without unnecessary fillers of violence, sex or profanity.It doesn't matter if it's subtitled, it shows the quality of the movie.

I knew the music of this movie which was really memorable, and looked for the movie for 35 years. When I found it, I had to buy it to hear the music in its entity. No, I was not disappointed. I loved the movie and music. I recommend this for the real movie lovers.
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