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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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15 February 1950 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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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

The Priest: Those who have gone away help those who are left behind. And I, well, I act as the middle-man.
Karin: Then try to help us, Father. I can't take a life like this. Antonio is still a boy. Yes, I love him, but he doesn't understand how a woman like me feels.
The Priest: I think he does. I know how hard he tried to get work. The fishing season has started. And the boats have full crews already. You see, there are only four boats from Stromboli. The rest come from other islands. Yet, Antonio has managed to find a ...
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Opening credits: "Our story begins in the displaced persons' camp of Farfa, Italy." See more »

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A Masterpiece of the Neorealism in a Drama After the Second World War
4 September 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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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