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Stromboli (1950)

 -  Drama  -  15 February 1950 (USA)
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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 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 Yepok

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Raging Island...Raging Passions !

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Dopo l'uragano  »

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Roberto Rossellini and his future wife Ingrid Bergman met for the first time while making this movie. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Karin: Good morning, Rosaria, would you like to come in and see the house?
Aunt Rosaria: No.
Karin: But what is the matter? Why are you all against me? I haven't hurt anyone. Why does everyone act like this?
Aunt Rosaria: Why you do things like this? You are not modest.
Karin: 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?
Aunt Rosaria: You have no modesty.
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Poor old Ingrid!!
2 February 2005 | by ((e.g. London, England)) – See all my reviews

"Stromboli" is a fascinating examination of suffering, desperation, faith and the desire for redemption. I've never liked Rossellini's films as much as Bresson's but I think the two directors often dealt with the same themes in similar ways, with minor stylistic variations. Where Rossellini used actors and non-actors who gave performances, Bresson used models and types who were instructed to remain impassive. Where Rossellini's films focused on passionate characters and emotional situations, Bresson approached his stories with a scientist's dispassion. I've always found Rossellini's films strange – they are often parables that invest heavily in domestic melodrama and the histrionics of their characters. Nevertheless, I think "Stromboli" is one of his most successful films. Karin suffers so much--a war refugee, internment camp resident and then harried wife and social pariah on a desolate island--that it is easy to see how she is blind to faith. Despite her eventual redemption Rossellini doesn't paint Karin as a saint. Her protestations regarding the social politics of the island develop into a crusade to transgress their customs and protocols, often in self-righteous objection to the constraints placed on her. And her willingness to exploit her sexuality further confirms her all too human (and flawed) nature. The scenes where Karin attempts to seduce the priest and later seduces the lighthouse keeper are brimming with carnal sensuality. Bergman, as always, is excellent.


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