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Europe '51 (1952)
"Europa '51" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  3 November 1954 (USA)
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Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to always live in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in ... See full summary »

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Irene Girard
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George Girard
Ettore Giannini ...
Andrea Casatti
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Giulietta, detta Passerotto
Teresa Pellati ...
Ines
Marcella Rovena ...
Mrs. Puglisi
Tina Perna ...
Cesira
Sandro Franchina ...
Michele Girard
Maria Zanoli ...
Mrs. Galli
Silvana Veronese
William Tubbs ...
Professor Alessandrini
Alberto Plebani ...
Mr. Puglisi
Eleonora Barracco
Gianna Segale ...
Nurse (as Gianna Damiani)
Alfonso Di Stefano
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Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to always live in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in need who cross her path. One day she offers shelter to a man who is evading justice, and she ends being arrested herself. Her husband, for the sake of social propriety, arranges for a doctor to declare her insane. Irene escapes one prison to enter another, and to reflect on what sort of society she lives in. Written by Artemis-9

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Would she lose her husband, her home? - Her answer will stun you! See more »

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Ingrid Bergman at one of her bests
8 May 2001 | by (Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, Spain) – See all my reviews

Ingrid Bergman highlights in this compelling melodrama about a burgeois mother who becomes aware of the unfortunate social classes after the loss of a son. The film goes a step further and can also be read as the social portrait of the European status quo after the Great War. Some dialogs may appear evident and simplistic as far as ideology is concerned, but the impressive conclusion and the characteristic Rossellini's style makes it one of the most interesting films of his director and a valuable document about psychological war consequences which hasn't loose relevance.


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