Attraverso sei episodi distinti ed indipendenti uno dall'altro, il film rievoca l'avanzata delle truppe alleate in Italia. Il primo parla di un episodio dello sbarco in Sicilia : una ... See full summary »
Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it.
During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story.
The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting with their return in the rain to Rivotorlo from Rome when the Pope blessed their ... See full summary »
Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa. There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain.... See full summary »
A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers". Naturally, the indignant photographer turns his new weapon on, one by one, ... See full summary »
Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to always live in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in ... See full summary »
A young Italian pilot is interned in a British prison camp after his plane is shot down during the war against Greece. He falls in love with a doctor's daughter and manages to escape during... See full summary »
Attraverso sei episodi distinti ed indipendenti uno dall'altro, il film rievoca l'avanzata delle truppe alleate in Italia. Il primo parla di un episodio dello sbarco in Sicilia : una ragazza siciliana fraternizza con un soldato americana. Entrambi sono uccisi dai tedeschi, ma gli americani la crederanno una traditrice. Poi ci troviamo a Napoli, protagonisti un soldato nero ed uno scugnizzo napoletano, che gli ruba le scarpe. Il terzo episodio si svolge a Roma, dove una ragazza, costretta dalla fame a prostituirsi, ritrova il soldato americano che la aveva messa incinta, ma lui non vorr' incontrarla. A Firenze, una infermiera inglese vaga per la citt' martoriata alla ricerca di un partigiano che ama. Il quinto si svolge in un piccolo convento, dove tre monaci di differenti professioni sono ospitati dai monaci locali. L'ultimo esalta la coraggiosa opera dei partigiani italiani, spesso vittime dei nazisti, nelle paludi della Valle Padana. Written by
Writer and assistant director Federico Fellini can be noticed in a scene from Episode III ("Roma) as part of the crowd asking for water to an American soldier (Gar Moore), and soon after providing him acting instructions moving the head. See more »
During night a GI lights up his lighter while following the rocky path through the lava canal. A flashlight might have been used in order to help increase the effect of the lighter being lit. When the soldier closes the lighter, the spot projected by the flashlight remains on for a fraction of a second, which is enough to observe the synchronization issue. See more »
The allied armies are going North, pushing the Nazis back into Germany and siding with the Italian partisans to clean up the fascists remnants...
From Sicily to Salerno an Naples, into Rome, Florence, Emili Romagna and the flat marsh lands of the Po delta... 6 stories all of them so captivating of truth that they throw the ugliness of war right into your face, and your heart.
A sicilyan girl wants to avenge an US GI, a young street urchin drags a black MP in the caves of squalid Naples where he finds something he was not prepared for even coming from the deep South.... A nice girl turned into a prostitute into the Holy city... an US nurse learning looking for her pre-war lover... a monastery where a dozen of monks fast secretly in order to provide three US chaplains with a plate of food each... Food...the obsession of Italy in the mid and late 40's. The lack of food, not for one day but for nobody knows how long ! It turns your stomach upside down.
And the end is worse : the young endoctrinated Nazi officer gives the best of his teachings....
Watching Paisa is almost like watching an excellent documentary on war and the end of the fascist era in Italy. It should be shown in every High school.
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