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
A change in production company occurred when Ingrid Bergman replaced Anna Magnani as leading actress. The original company reacted by using the same plot for another movie, Volcano (1950), shot at the same time and in nearly the same places as Rossellini's movie. See more »
Though used by women, pants were not so popular on that time. Is strange that a poor refugee like the character played by Bergman wears pants almost the entire movie. See more »
God... my God... help me! Give me the strength... the understanding... and the courage. God, God, God, oh my God, merciful God... God, God, God!
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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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