Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it.
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Karen, a young woman from the baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the vulcano, is a tough one and Karen can not get used to it. Written by
During production of this film, Ingrid Bergman entered into an extra-marital affair with Roberto Rossellini and became pregnant. The resulting scandal in America effectively blacklisted her from the North American movie market and she was even condemned by politicians and religious figures. She was finally forgiven and welcomed back to America upon the success of Anastasia (1956), but her Hollywood career was temporarily ended by this movie. See more »
When the police officer is typing the report, he does not strike nearly enough keys to produce the amount of information shown on the paper. See more »
Good morning, Rosaria, would you like to come in and see the house?
But what is the matter? Why are you all against me? I haven't hurt anyone. Why does everyone act like this?
Why you do things like this? You are not modest.
But I haven't done anything wrong! It's not my fault if I'm different. I look different, I act different, and I feel different. I've tried to make the house better for me and my husband. What in the world can you be - can you have against that?
You have no modesty.
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Opening credits: "I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me." (New Testament, St. Paul's letter to the Romans, Chapter 10, Verse 20) See more »
A Masterpiece of the Neorealism in a Drama After the Second World War
Karin (the gorgeous and marvelous Ingrid Bergman) is a Lithuanian living in a camp of refugees after the Second World War. She has some unknown obscure past and Argentinean government refuses her request of political asylum. In the camp, she meets Antonio (Mario Vitale), a rough fisherman and former Italian soldier. Antonio falls in love with her and asks her to marry him. Karin accepts, not for love, but as a means of escaping from that refugee camp. They move to an island in the border of the volcano Stromboli, a retrograde and conservative place. Karin will get into despair, tremendously affected by people from that area. This movie is what we must call a Masterpiece (with capital M). Rossellini used only three professional actors in developing such a film and filmed on the real locations with the local population. The inconclusive end of the plot was a technique not common in 1949. The despair of Karin is transmitted to the viewer, who will certainly feel sorry for her. The black & white picture is wonderful on DVD. In Brazil, this movie was previously unreleased on Video. Only in the beginning of this year, we Brazilians were able to achieve this masterpiece on DVD. The Brazilian lovers of cinema and excellent films like me now can say - Thank you, Rossellini! My vote is ten.
Title (Brazil): "Stromboli"
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