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Rome Open City

Spine #497
Out-of-print



Release:
Jan 26, 2010
$79.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Rome Open City

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Directed By: Roberto Rossellini
Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani
Licensor: Cinecitta

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This was Roberto Rossellini's revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Though told with a bit more melodramatic flair than the other films that would form this trilogy and starring well-known actors-Aldo Fabrizi as a priest helping the partisan cause and Anna Magnani in her breakthrough role as the fiancée of a resistance member-Rome Open City (Roma città aperta) is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II, with immediacy in every frame. Marking a watershed moment in Italian cinema, this galvanic work was an international sensation, garnering awards around the globe and leaving the beginnings of a new film movement in its wake.

Supplements
  • Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini from 1963
  • New video interviews with Rossellini scholar Adriano Aprà, Rossellini's friend and confessor Father Virgilio Fantuzzi, and filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Audio commentary by film scholar Peter Bondanella
  • Once Upon a Time . . . "Rome Open City," a 2006 documentary on the making of this historic film, featuring rare archival material and footage of Anna Magnani, Federico Fellini, Ingrid Bergman, and many others

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