The Wide Blue Road (La grande strada azzurra) 66 years old

The Wide Blue Road

Squarciò, a fisherman, lives with his family on a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Italy. Like his fellow villagers, Squarciò struggles against harsh living conditions, a scarcity of fish in nearby waters and exploitation by the local wholesaler. But while the other fishermen continue to use nets, he goes out to the open sea to fish illegally with bombs. But Squarciò borrows money, loses his boat, and in a moment of supreme desperation, has to bomb directly off-shore, causing the hatred and rejection of his fellow fishermen. Trying to save his family, Squarciò and his young sons sail their new boat out beyond the local waters and bomb-fish again. But this time, the sea exacts a terrible toll…


The Wide Blue Road Cast

Name Character
Alida Valli She was 36, 84 years old when she died as Rosetta, la moglie
Terence Hill He was 18, now 85 years old as Renato
Francisco Rabal He was 31, 75 years old when he died as Salvatore
Yves Montand He was 36, 70 years old when he died as Giovanni Squarciò
Janez Vrhovec He was 36, 76 years old when he died
Gillo Pontecorvo He was 38, 86 years old when he died
Alberto Lupo He was 32, 59 years old when he died
Ronaldo Bonacchi He was 7, now 74 years old
Stefano Sibaldi He was 52, 91 years old when he died
Umberto Spadaro He was 53, 76 years old when he died as Gaspare Puggioni, 1st Coast Guard Officer
Peter Carsten He was 29, 83 years old when he died

The Wide Blue Road Crew

Name Department
Gillo Pontecorvo as Director. He was 38 (86) years old when He died Directing
The Wide Blue Road poster
The Wide Blue Road (66 years)

  • Release day: Friday, November 22, 1957
  • Runtime: 103 minutes