• Director

    Roberto Rossellini

  • With

    Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Maria Michi

  • Italy 1945. 103min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    12A

  • English subtitles

Made towards the end of WWII, Rossellini’s film about life in Rome under the Nazi Occupation – originally inspired by a priest serving in the Resistance – was one of the landmarks of Italian neo-realism, and remains something of a model for movies about an underground movement fighting against occupying forces. It’s most effective is its interlacing of loyalty and betrayal, suspicion and courage.

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