Just as they previously did with Cesare Pavese in \"From the Clouds to the Resistance\", the Straubs bring to the screen Elio Vittorini, a great Italian writer to whom they remain true over a number of films. \"Workers, Peasants\" tells the story of a practical, political utopia: the attempt to create a new, different society among the Greeks immediately after the war. The subject is very dear to the Straubs. In their films, they repeatedly preoccupy themselves with questions on how we define a people and nature and what a people and nature really are. And no one has ever made comparably good films on that subject except, arguably, John Ford.
- Angela Nugara - Witwe Biliotti
- Giampaolo Cassarino - Pompeo Manera
- Enrico Achilli - Cataldo Chiesa
- Angela Durantini - Elvira La Farina
- Giacinto Di Pascoli - Cattarin
Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet Via dell'Imbrecciato 257 00148 Rom, Italien