Una Breve Vacanza (A Brief Vacation) (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

Una Breve Vacanza (A Brief Vacation) (1973)





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Vittorio De Sica's A Brief Vacation (Una Breva Vacanza) stars Florinda Bolkan as a downtrodden working woman. Forced to support herself, her children, her physically incapacitated husband and her obtrusive brother and mother, Bolkan contracts tuberculosis. She is granted a brief vacation at a health spa, where a whole new world--and potential new life--is opened up to her. A Brief Vacation was scripted by the prolific Cesar Zavattini, who like De Sica had once been a guiding force in the Italian neorealist movement. Though not De Sica's final film, A Brief Vacation was the last of the director's work to be released in America. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Hugo Blanco
as Brother-in-law
Miranda Campa
as Nurse Guidotti
Angela Cardile
as "La Rossa" the redhead
Anna Carena
as Mother-in-law
Renato Salvatori
as Franco Mataro
Daniel Quenaud
as Luigi Clara's lover
Adriana Asti
as Scanziani
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Critic Reviews for Una Breve Vacanza (A Brief Vacation)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

It's a love story, a very brief and poignant one, surrounded by a lot of anger. And it's a "woman's picture" of the new sort, the kind in which women make up their own minds and make their own mistakes.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Its perfection is a fitting last testament to a brilliant film maker.

December 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It would be nice to be able to report that this charming man, gifted actor, and once outstanding film maker regained at the end that cinematic power that had been steadily seeping away from him. Not so, alas.

February 10, 2019 | Full Review…

This was De Sica's penultimate film and his last film released in America.

June 7, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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