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Director:
Writers:
Sergio Amidei (screenplay) and
Federico Fellini (collaboration on screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
27 September 1945 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
The location: Nazi occupied Rome. As Rome is classified an open city, most Romans can wander the streets... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Simply Superb See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Aldo Fabrizi ... Don Pietro Pellegrini

Anna Magnani ... Pina
Marcello Pagliero ... Giorgio Manfredi aka Luigi Ferraris
Vito Annichiarico ... Piccolo Marcello
Nando Bruno ... Agostino the Sexton
Harry Feist ... Major Bergmann
Giovanna Galletti ... Ingrid
Francesco Grandjacquet ... Francesco
Eduardo Passarelli ... Neighborhood Police Sergeant (as Passarelli)
Maria Michi ... Marina Mari
Carla Rovere ... Lauretta
Carlo Sindici ... Police Commissioner
Joop van Hulzen ... Captain Hartmann (as Van Hulzen)
Ákos Tolnay ... Austrian Deserter (as A. Tolnay)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caterina Di Furia ... Woman in street scene (uncredited)
Laura Clara Giudice ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Turi Pandolfini ... Grandfather (uncredited)
Amalia Pellegrini ... Nannina (uncredited)
Spartaco Ricci ... Geman motorcyclist (uncredited)
Doretta Sestan ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Alberto Tavazzi ... The Priest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roberto Rossellini 
 
Writing credits
Sergio Amidei  screenplay and
Federico Fellini  collaboration on screenplay &
Roberto Rossellini  collaboration on screenplay

Sergio Amidei  story and
Alberto Consiglio  additional material &
Roberto Rossellini  additional material

Produced by
Giuseppe Amato .... producer (uncredited)
Ferruccio De Martino .... producer (uncredited)
Rod E. Geiger .... producer (uncredited)
Roberto Rossellini .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Renzo Rossellini 
 
Cinematography by
Ubaldo Arata 
 
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
Jolanda Benvenuti (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Rosario Megna 
 
Production Management
Ferruccio De Martino .... production manager
Mario Del Papa .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sergio Amidei .... assistant director
Federico Fellini .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Raffaele Del Monte .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Stefano Ballirano .... digital restoration supervisor (restored version)
Stefano Camberini .... digital restoration artist (restored version)
Pablo Mariano Picabea .... film recording (restored version)
Paolo Verrucci .... digital color grading restoration (restored version)
Stefanacci .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincenzo Seratrice .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Luigi Ricci .... orchestra conductor
 
Other crew
Vincenzo Genesi .... laboratory manager: Tecnostampa (as V. Genesi)
J. Tuzzi .... continuity
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Vito Annichiarico (uncredited)
Rosetta Calavetta .... voice dubbing: Carla Rovere (uncredited)
Gualtiero De Angelis .... voice dubbing: Francesco Grandjacquet (uncredited)
Pietro Di Donato .... subtitler: English (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Marcello Pagliero (uncredited)
Giulio Panicali .... voice dubbing: Harry Feist (uncredited)
Roswita Schmidt .... voice dubbing: Giovanna Galletti (uncredited)
Herman G. Weinberg .... subtitler: English (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Roma città aperta" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
103 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:12 (cut) (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Approved | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:16 (re-rating) (cut) | West Germany:(Banned) (1950-1961)

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Trivia:
Clara Calamai, the lead in Luchino Visconti's Ossessione (1943), was Roberto Rossellini's first choice for the part later taken by Anna Magnani.See more »
Quotes:
Major Bergman:I've a man who must talk before dawn and a priest who is praying for him. He'll talk
Hartman:And if not?
Major Bergman:Ridiculous.
Hartman:And if not?
Major Bergman:Then it would mean an Italian is worth as much as a German. It would mean there is no difference in the blood of a slave race and a master race. And no reason for this war.
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Soundtrack:
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Simply Superb, 8 May 2006
Author: drednm from United States

Finally saw this great film by Roberto Rossellini and was blown away by it. Absolutely great, simple, brutal, honest. It was shown on Sundance Channel.

Filmed in 1945 in Rome just after the German occupation, Rossellini tells a simple tale of Italian Underground leaders hunted by the occupying Nazis.

A widow, Anna Magnani, is about to remarry but the man is using a false name because he is in the underground movement. A local priest (Aldo Fabrizi) tries to bring a sense of normalcy to the lives of the boys he watches over even though their lives have been destroyed by the war. Magnani's son is devoted to a one-legged boy who is also a rebel.

No special effects. No big budget. Only a few professional actors. Yet this is a powerful film and a great film in its very simplicity.

Two great scenes: when Magnani runs after the truck taking away her boyfriend and she is gunned down; when Fabrizi is tied to a chair and shot in the back by a German firing squad. Unforgettable.. This is a MUST SEE film.....

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