The Four Days of Naples (film)

The Four Days of Naples (Italian: Le quattro giornate di Napoli) is a 1962 Italian film, directed by Nanni Loy and set during the uprising which gives its name. It stars Regina Bianchi, Aldo Giuffrè, Lea Massari, Jean Sorel, Franco Sportelli, Charles Belmont, Gian Maria Volonté and Frank Wolff.

The Four Days of Naples
Italian film poster
Directed byNanni Loy
Produced byGoffredo Lombardo
Written byCarlo Bernari
Pasquale Festa Campanile
Massimo Franciosa
Nanni Loy
Vasco Pratolini
StarringRegina Bianchi
Aldo Giuffrè
Music byCarlo Rustichelli
CinematographyMarcello Gatti
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Distributed byMetro Goldwyn Mayer in United States/Titanus in Italy
Release date
  • 16 November 1962 (1962-11-16)
Running time
124 minutes
Box office$2 million (Italy)[1]

The film won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Director, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Writing Original Screenplay,[2] and a BAFTA Award for Best Film. At the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival in 1963, the film was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize.[3]


Following the truce between Italy and the Allies in World War II, German forces occupy Naples and begin to shoot resisters, demolish port facilities and round up young men to be transported to Germany as forced labour. The Napoli population, aware that Allied forces are close and determined to disrupt the deportations, revolt against the Germans, despite limited arms and organization. After four days, Germans forces retreat from the city just before Allied troops arrive, advancing from the Salerno beach head.


See also


  1. Four Days' Budget 'High' at $800,000: Italian Director Loy Here; UCLA Adapts 'Spoon River' Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 Mar 1963: C13.
  2. "The 35th Academy Awards (1963) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  3. "3rd Moscow International Film Festival (1963)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-01.

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