Movie submitted by E.Ziccone:
A tragic Italian movie set in rural Italy, late 19th. century. The poor peasants work the land for the rich landowner. The owner “takes” a young girl as his wife ; he mistreats her. He later becomes paralysed and is confined to one room at the top of the house. The wife slowly gets rid of all the servants and workers at the farm house. At the end she gives birth and trudges up the stairs to where her husband lies. She places the baby near the husband and walks away. We then see her leaving, walking down the road as the house erupts in flames.
I saw this film in Australia around 1995 and it has haunted me since. I cannot find any reference to it anywhere. Thank you.