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Rome Open City

1945 Rated NR 1hr 40m

Director Roberto Rossellini's unsettling drama portrays the harrowing struggle of everyday women and children as they try to shield resistance forces from the Nazis and to maintain compassion and self-respect despite Rome's de facto occupation during World War II's waning days. Rossellini's landmark film, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, brilliantly depicts the Italian people's weary despair and collective resolve.

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Movie Details

1947 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Academy Ratio 1.37:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Italian: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; video introduction by Roberto Rossellini; ; cast and crew interviews; audio commentary; documentary: Once Upon a Time..."Rome Open City"..