A wonderful example of Italian realism, this film tells the story of four prostitutes forced to fend for themselves when a new law closes the bordellos of Rome. They pool their savings to open a trattoria, but find they cannot get a license. A prominent fixer with connections obtains the license for them, on the condition that they conduct their old business upstairs and pay him an exorbitant monthly fee.
Cinematography, Armando Nannuzzi ; editor, Eraldo Da Roma ; music, Piero Piccioni.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960. (1.66:1) aspect ratio. Special features: Introduction by Italian film historian Maurizio Poro; an episode from the film Amori di Mezzo Secolo, entitled Girandola 1910; director biography and filmography; photo gallery; a fully illustrated booklet including critical analysis of the film; new digital HD transfer from original 35mm negative print; digitally restored and remastered; new and improved English subtitle translation.