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THE ROOF

Il tetto

Directed by Vittorio De Sica
France, Italy, 1956
Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home.

Synopsis

Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home.

The RoofDirected byVittorio De Sica

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1956 | Winner: OCIC Award
National Board of Review
1959 | Winner: Top Foreign Films
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
1957 | Winner: Best Story/Screenplay
1957 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

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