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Release Date:
27 September 1945 (Italy) See more »
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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  (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)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Roma città aperta" - Italy (original title)
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103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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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Was chosen by Premiere magazine as one of the "100 Movies That Shook the World" in the October 1998 issue. The list ranked the "100 most daring movies ever made."See more »
Hartman:25 years ago, I commanded firing squads in France. I was a young officer. I believed then, too, in a German "master-race." But the French patriots also died without talking. We Germans simply refuse to believe that people want to be free.
Major Bergman:[Taken aback] You're drunk, Hartman!
Hartman:Yes, I'm drunk... I get drunk every night to forget. It doesn't help. We can't get anywhere but kill, kill, kill! We have sown Europe with corpses... and from those graves rises an incredible hate... HATE!... everywhere hate! We are being consumed by hatred... without hope.
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Referenced in Children of Rome Open City (2005)See more »
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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding Italian Neo-realist classic, 23 February 1999
Author: pooch-8 from Fargo, North Dakota

Roberto Rossellini's Open City contains characters so real and emotions so powerful that it is not unusual for audiences to wonder whether the drama being played out on the screen is in truth a bona fide documentation of events surrounding the Italian Resistance during WWII. A study of the production history reveals that the film is closer to a combination of pure documentation (most accounts will go into detail about the location shooting and the presence of real soldiers) and dramatic reconstruction of actual events (like the execution of priest Don Morosini by the Nazis) with some lyrical filmmaking thrown in for good measure (I still get chills down my spine when I hear the children whistling in defiance of their oppressors). Anna Magnani, one of the greatest performers in the history of Italian cinema, is absolutely amazing in this film.

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