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Director:
Writers:
Sergio Amidei (story) &
Klaus Mann (story) ...
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Release Date:
29 March 1948 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Attraverso sei episodi distinti ed indipendenti uno dall'altro, il film rievoca l'avanzata delle truppe alleate in Italia... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(37 articles)
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One of the Most Influential Films Ever Made at London's BFI Southbank
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Martin Scorsese's Top 10 Criterion Films
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Great Example of Neo-realism See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Carmela Sazio ... Carmela (episode I: Sicilia)
Robert Van Loon ... Joe, the American soldier (episode I: Sicilia)
Benjamin Emanuel ... An American soldier (episode I: Sicilia)
Raymond Campbell ... An American soldier (episode I: Sicilia)
Harold Wagner ... Harry, a German soldier (episode I: Sicilia)
Albert Heinze ... A German soldier (episode I: Sicilia)
Merlin Berth ... Merlin, an American soldier (episode I: Sicilia)
Mats Carlson ... Swede, an American soldier (episode I: Sicilia)
Leonard Parrish ... An American soldier (episode I: Sicilia) (as Leonard Penish)
Dots Johnson ... Joe - the American MP (episode II: Napoli) (as Dots M. Johnson)
Alfonsino Pasca ... Pasquale (episode II: Napoli) (as Alfonsino)
Maria Michi ... Francesca (episode III: Roma)
Gar Moore ... Fred, an American soldier (episode III: Roma)
Harriet Medin ... Harriet, the nurse (episode IV: Firenze) (as Harriet White)
Renzo Avanzo ... Massimo (episode IV: Firenze)
William Tubbs ... Captain Bill Martin - the catholic chaplain (episode V: Appennino Emiliano) (as Bill Tubbs)
Dale Edmonds ... Dale - the OSS agent (episode VI: Porto Tolle)
Allan ... An American soldier (episode VI: Porto Tolle)
Dan ... An American soldier (episode VI: Porto Tolle)
Roberto Van Loel ... A German soldier (episode VI: Porto Tolle) (as Van Loel)
Cigolani ... A partisan (episode VI: Porto Tolle)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giulio Panicali ... Narrator (voice)
Iride Belli ... A soldier (uncredited)
Lorena Berg ... Amalia (episode III: Roma) (uncredited)
Pippo Bonazzi ... A soldier (episode II: Napoli) (uncredited)
Gianfranco Corsini ... A partisan (episode IV: Firenze) (uncredited)
Fattori ... A soldier (uncredited)
Elmer Feldman ... Captain Feldman, the jewish chaplain (episode V: Appennino Emiliano) (uncredited)
Gigi Gori ... The dying partisan (episode IV: Firenze) (uncredited)
Newell Jones ... Captain Jones, the protestant chaplain (episode V: Appennino Emiliano) (uncredited)
Anthony La Penna ... Tony, an American Soldier (episode I) (uncredited)

Giulietta Masina ... The young woman on the palace stairs (episode IV: Firenze) (uncredited)
Carlo Pisacane ... The old man from Gela (episode I: Sicilia) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roberto Rossellini 
 
Writing credits
Sergio Amidei (story) (as S. Amidei) &
Klaus Mann (story) (as Klauss Mann) &
Federico Fellini (story) (as F. Fellini) &
Marcello Pagliero (story) (as M. Pagliero) &
Alfred Hayes (story) (as V. Hayes)

Sergio Amidei  screenplay and dialogue &
Federico Fellini  screenplay and dialogue &
Roberto Rossellini  screenplay and dialogue and
Rod E. Geiger  screenplay collaboration (as Rod Geiger)

Vasco Pratolini  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Rod E. Geiger .... producer
Roberto Rossellini .... producer
Mario Conti .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Renzo Rossellini 
 
Cinematography by
Otello Martelli 
 
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
 
Production Management
Augusto Dolfi .... production supervisor (as A. Dolfi)
Ugo Lombardi .... production manager
Alberto Manni .... production supervisor (as A. Manni)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eugenia Handamir .... assistant director (as E. Hadamir)
Annalena Limentani .... assistant director (as A. Limentani)
Federico Fellini .... assistant director (uncredited)
Massimo Mida .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ovidio Del Grande .... sound
Valerio Secondini .... audio restorer
 
Other crew
Annalena Limentani .... english dialogues
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Paisà" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:120 min | 134 min (restored version) | Italy:125 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Italy:T | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Sweden:15 | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (PCA #4698)
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Trivia:
Paisan (1946) was the opening film at the First Edinburgh International Festival of Documentary Films (now the Edinburgh Film Festival) in 1947, alongside Georges Rouquier Farrebique ou Les quatre saisons (1946).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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Referenced in Il tassinaro (1983)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Great Example of Neo-realism, 11 May 2011
Author: cocomariev from United States

Robert Rossellini series of short stories will have you at the edge of your seat. From romance to action, each story vividly portrays the Italian Neo-realist style. Paisan touches base on documentary, society and politics. I think that Rossellini did great job at hiring non- professional actors in order to incorporate them within the backdrop of the scenes. The storyline was also very detailed and made it seem like it was more of a documentary than an actual fictional film. The movie had me guessing at some points which kept me interested throughout the film. I noticed that Rossellini left room for us to fill in the story, letting us take on our own interpretation on things. For example, in each of the stories we don't really know much about the protagonist and I found myself creating their backgrounds in my mind. He did a wonderful job at inspiring emotion whether it be positive or negative. I have to admit that before I watched this film in class I was a bit skeptical. I definitely think that it portrays great characteristics of of neo- realism. One of the scenes that I thought was really interesting was when the baby is alone with no one to comfort or take care of him/her. It made me extremely sad but did a great job at illustrating the nature of war. He did a great job at illustrating Italy during World War II. I thought he provided several elements for us to choose from, giving us something to relate to and become emotionally attached to. Rossellini did a fantastic job at creating and directing a film that seemed extremely real. He blurred the lines between documentary and fiction beautifully. Now I see why he was very respected for his films.

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