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

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  3 November 1954 (USA)
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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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The square Irene and Andrea drive to is the Campodoglio in Rome. The equestrian statue is of Marcus Aurelius, emperor and stoic philosopher. See more »

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Quite heavy stuff, for early '50's standards.
9 March 2012 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Dramas have always been around, ever since the earliest days of film and throughout the decades they have kept on changing and evolving, basically just like every other movie genre. This movie however seems unlike any other movie from around the same time period really. It's more bold and daring with its themes and therefore also truly original to watch as well.

The movie truly surprised me with some of its themes and events. Some of these elements might still be considered to be shocking and controversial in movies now days.

And its strange but it's often strangely compelling to watch the downfall and disintegration of another human being, or in this case, a character on film. And this movie pretty much chronicles the slowly deteriorating live of a married upper-class woman. Just when you think things can't get any worse for her, it does get worse but without ever getting melodramatic by the way, which is, I believe, the movie its biggest accomplishment.

It's a more realistic and humane told movie, that gets you truly involved with all of its events and drama. It simply is one fine and also effective Italian drama, in that regard, by director Roberto Rossellini.

Like often, Rossellini casted his then wife Ingrid Bergman, for the lead role. She was a good female lead, for movies of this sort. She could be strong and confident but yet also at the same time still with a very vulnerable and emotional undertone to it. Just as was required for her role in this movie, which was the second collaboration between her and Rossellini.

A must-see for the Roberto Rossellini fans and for the lovers of the more old fashioned and very straightforward kind of dramas.

8/10

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