Italy / France / Yugoslavia
The Wide Blue Road' is a moving drama based on the novel of Franco Solinas, telling the story of impoverished fishermen in Sicily. Squarcio (Yves Montand) makes a better living than the other men in the village (who obey the law and fish with nets) by using dangerous homemade bombs. The men tolerate his breaking the rules because he fishes far from the village. But the new coast guard captain is determined to catch him. Though Squarcio is committed to providing a better life for his wife, Rosetta (Alida Valli), and their children, he refuses to join a new cooperative that allows the fishermen to set a fair price for their fish. Squarcio insists on standing apart.
This film made its United States theatrical premiere in June 2001 in a restored print, prompted by the efforts of Jonathan Demme and Dustin Hoffman.
as Squarciň's youngest son
Mario Girotti (Terence Hill)
Starring also Josip Batistic, Pasquale Campagnola, Milutin Jasnic, Giorgio Kuru', Stane Potokar, Angela Sarlone, Janez Verhovec, Angelo Zanolli
Ennio De Concini, Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas
Eraldo Da Roma
Piero Gherardi, Mirko Lipuzic
Gesi Regionale - Mondadori Video
Filmed in the Istrian coastal towns of Umag (Umago), Vrsar (Orsera) and Rovinj (Rovigno)