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Two Women

Two Women (also known as La Ciociara) is a 1960 Italian language film which tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. When both are raped, the mother suffers a nervous breakdown. It stars Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown, Carlo Ninchi and Andrea Checchi.

The movie was adapted by Vittorio De Sica and Cesare Zavattini from the novel by Alberto Moravia. It was directed by De Sica.

The movie won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Sophia Loren). It is the first time an actor won an acting award for a non-English-speaking role.

La Ciociara was remade for television in 1988. It was adapted by Diana Gould, Lidia Ravera, Dino Risi and Bernardino Zapponi. It was directed by Risi and starred Loren, Robert Loggia, Leonardo Ferrantini, Dario Ghirardi and Sydney Penny.