Set during Italy's liberation near the end of WWII, this compelling compilation of vignettes showcases fascinating encounters between American soldiers and Italian civilians, including a Sicilian prisoner (Carmela Sazio), a young streetwise thief (Alfonsino Pasca) and a prostitute (Maria Michi). Directed by renowned filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, this vividly real docudrama features a mix of professional and nonprofessional actors.
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- Roberto Rossellini
- This movie is
- 1949 BAFTA®
- Best Film nominee
- 1950 Academy Award®
- Best Writing nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
Italian: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; video introduction by Roberto Rossellini from 1963; documentary: Rossellini and the City; Rossellini discussions about his craft in '70; visual essay by film scholar Tag Gallagher.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it