This Angry Age

This Angry Age

This Angry Age (also known as The Sea Wall, Barrage contre le Pacifique, and La diga sul Pacifico) is a 1957 Italian-American drama film directed by René Clément, produced by Dino De Laurentiis, and starring Anthony Perkins and Silvana Mangano. It is an adaptation of Marguerite Duras' 1950 novel The Sea Wall. The original novel was adapted again in 2008 by Rithy Panh as The Sea Wall, starring Isabelle Huppert.


Twenty-year-old Joseph (Perkins) and his sixteen-year-old sister Suzanne (Mangano) live in the merciless conditions of an intemperate foreign land with their widowed mother (Van Fleet). Their mother attempts to exert a hold on her children by involving them in the family's run-down rice plantation. However the siblings seek liberation, and look for this in their romantic lives. Suzanne becomes involved with Michael (Conte) and Joseph finds a love interest in Claude (Valli).

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    contentLocation Asia
    director René Clément
    editor Leo Catozzo
    genre drama
    keywords love interest sibling widowed mother
    musicBy Nino Rota
    producer Dino De Laurentiis
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    recordedAt Thailand