Challenge (La sfida), The

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The Challenge (La sfida)
La sfida Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
ESP 45-77.jpg Spain
Directed by Francesco Rosi
Release Date 1958
Language Italian
Studio Cinecitta
Lux Film
Suevia Films
Vides Cinematografica
Main Cast
Character Actor
Vito Polara José Suárez
Assunta Rosanna Schiaffino
Gennaro Nino Vingelli
Raffaele Decimo Cristiani
don Salvatore Aiello Pasquale Cennamo
Ferdinando Aiello José Jaspe
Vito's mother Tina Castigliano
Assunta's mother Elsa Valentino Ascoli


The Challenge (La sfida) is a 1958 Italian-Spanish B&W crime drama directed by Francesco Rosi. A young, aspiring Neapolitan criminal Vito Polara (José Suárez) tries to carve out his own piece of the pie on vegetable market, controlled by local Camorra. Vito manages to make a deal with Camorra boss but then his impudence and naivety leads him to bitter end.


The following weapons were used in the film The Challenge (La sfida):

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Bernardelli 7.65

When Vito Polara (José Suárez) comes to local Camorra boss Salvatore Ajello (Pasquale Cennamo), the latter, being insulted by Vito, draws a pistol that appears to be a Bernardelli 7.65 model. Salvatore's brother Ferdinando (José Jaspe) prevents the shot, striking the pistol from Salvatore's hand, and then Vito picks up the pistol.

Bernardelli - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
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Salvatore Ajello draws his pistol in anger.
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Vito Polara picks up the pistol.

Unidentified revolver

In the final scene a revolver is partially seen in hand of Salvatore Ajello (Pasquale Cennamo).

Salvatore Ajello draws the revolver.

Double Barreled Shotgun

During the confrontation on the farm one of Ajello's henchmen holds a Double Barreled Shotgun.

The shotgun on the wall.
Ajello's henchman takes the shotgun.
He threatens Vito Polara's men.
He fires, trying to stop the lorry.



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