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Director:
Writers:
Sergio Amidei (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
27 September 1945 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins See more »
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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)

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:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-12 (2014) (TV rating) | Finland:K-16 (1955) | 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:
In the French-dubbed version a few characters were given Gallic names: Anna Magnani (Anne-Marie), Maria Michi (Monique Martin), Francesco Grandjacquet (François), Vito Annichiarico (Marcel), Carla Rovere (Laurette), Nando Bruno (Augustin).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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mallinata FiorentinaSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Rome, Neorealist City, 4 May 2007

Rome after the Second World War was a damaged, destroyed city. The huge film industry that had once been known all over Europe was, quite literally, in ruins.

Hence, when Roberto Rossellini took up his camera in 1945 to start shooting 'Open City', he was forced to make due with quite a few limitations: using scavenged film stock, whatever kind he could get his hands on; shooting outside and on location; and employing a much more dynamic, though much less controlled, form of cinematography than Italian cinema had previously seen. The result was an unpolished, rough gem of a film that, in addition to its many contributions to the evolution of cinema, left the pre-war Italian super-spectacle in the dust.

In terms of story, 'Open City' is pure melodrama; and a pretty, darn affecting one at that. Thematically, it's socialist, a reaction against the fascism, personified by Mussolini, that had just been defeated in Italy. But, it is in its style that the film truly stands out.

With 'Open City', Rossellini succeeded in taking adverse conditions and using them to craft a solid, emotional tale of the Italian resistance. In the process, he solidified the aesthetic of an entire film movement: Italian Neorealism.

The film is recommended to anyone who enjoys a good story, is interesting as an artifact of its historical period, and is absolutely indispensable to anyone with at least a passing interest in the history of cinema.

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