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Robert Van Loon in Paisan


1946 NR

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.