Two Women

Two Women (1958)

Novel: Two Women ()
Published/Performed: 1958

Author: Alberto Moravia
Born: Nov 28, 1907 Rome, Italy
Passed: Sep 26, 1990 Rome, Italy

Film: Two Women
Released: 1960

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About the Novel Two Women:

Alberto Moravia, born Alberto Pincherle (November 28, 1907 ? September 26, 1990) was an Italian novelist and journalist. His novels explored matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism.

Two Women (Orig. title in Italian is La Ciociara) is a 1958 Italian language novel by Moravia. It tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. When both are raped, the daughter suffers a nervous breakdown.

A 1960 film based on the novel starred Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown, Carlo Ninchi and Andrea Checchi and was directed by Vittorio De Sica.

La Ciociara was remade for television in 1988. It was adapted by Diana Gould, Lidia Ravera, Dino Risi and Bernardino Zapponi. It was directed by Risi and starred Loren, Robert Loggia, Leonardo Ferrantini, Dario Ghirardi and Sydney Penny.

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