Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field; she dies ... See full summary »
Joseph Garland Moore Jr.,
Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in need ... See full summary »
A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocracy of his own relatives and decides to return ... See full summary »
Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.
Vittorio De Sica
In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement.
Genoa, 1943. Grimaldi is a swindler, pretending to be a colonel in the Italian army to get money from the family of people put into jail by the Nazis. Once caught, the Gestapo makes a deal with him : he will stay alive if he impersonates the General Della Rovere, a leader of the Resistance who has just been shot by the Nazis, to be put into a political jail where he is supposed to identify another Resistance leader. Written by
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Bertone, criminal and swindler of little importance in the Genoa city of 1943, accepts the assignment of Nazis to make to him passes by an unruly general, to identify to the chiefs of the resistance. The character of Bertone, wastes sympathy and amiability with all that go by a roundabout way you, included his own victims. It is the rogue with extraordinary elegance, a facet that interprets Vittorio de Sica with true mastery. The scenes and situations they appear in a few stages with excellent characters, cause a change in the person of the protagonist, and this is the center of the film. Magnificent film of Roberto Rosselini
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