Open City* (Roma, Citta Aperta)

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Open City* (Roma, Citta Aperta)

  • 1945 ----- b & w ----- 100 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Roberto Rossellini; with Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Maria Michi) Nazis, Resistance leaders, Roman citizens and a priest are seen as loyalties and character are tested under temptation and torture. The children of the city are left alone to carry on after witnessing the priest's execution by firing squad. Intercut with the central story is documentary footage of soldiers, maps and the chaos of war. (In Italian with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (History: European, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature)