Rome, Open City


Review: A harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome, 1944  and the brave few who struggled against it. It is conceived and directed during the ruin of World War II.
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Actors: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero and Maria Michi
Year: 1945
Genre: Art House, Drama, International, Thriller and War
Conclusion: 5/5
Amazing film!! The original title for this film is Roma Citta Aperta. An Italian film with English subtitles. This is a landmark of neorealist cinema. This was co-written by Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini. According to the BBFC there were some cuts required in this film but the details are not available. All of the torture and execution scenes are both very harrowing and also very moving. This is described by Martin Scorsese as “the most precious moment of film history”.  At the Cannes Film Festival in 1946 this won the Best Feature Film (Roberto Rossellini).


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