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Sotto il sole di Roma (1948)

The film starts with the narrator stating that "this is a true story." Ciro, a young man living in Rome during WWII... See full synopsis »

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Oscar Blando ...
Ciro
Liliana Mancini ...
Iris
Francesco Golisano ...
Geppa
Ennio Fabeni ...
Bruno
Alfredo Locatelli ...
Gaetano Chiurazzi ...
Bellicapelli
Anselmo Di Biagio ...
Dottorino
Ferruccio Tozzi ...
Ciro's Father
Maria Tozzi ...
Ciro's Mother
Giuseppina Fava ...
Janitor
Raffaele Caporilli ...
'Mbriaschini
Ilario Malaschini ...
Pirate
Omero Paoloni ...
Coccolone
Gisella Monaldi ...
Tosca
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Fernando
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The film starts with the narrator stating that "this is a true story." Ciro, a young man living in Rome during WWII... See full synopsis »

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23 September 1949 (France)  »

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Under the Sun of Rome  »

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3 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

UNDER THE SUN OF ROME is the first of a trilogy of great comedies which were directed by Renato Castellani after World War II. The other two are E' PRIMAVERA and DUE SOLDI DI SPERANZA. These movies all treat the hardships of post-war life seriously but also with a light and wistful comic touch. Here we see the lives of a group of some appealing young men in Nazified Rome and after the liberation. A shiftless young man manages to return home after being imprisoned by the Germans. After the war he takes up with a married woman then tries to blackmail her. During the course of the film his mother dies, his father is killed, and the shiftless kid must learn to confront life as a real man. As in many of the other neorealist films of the time, director Castellani cast non-professionals in all the key roles. The film is touching, humane, wise and too little known.


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