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Director:
Writers:
Roberto Rossellini (story)
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Release Date:
3 November 1954 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
BERGMAN'S BACK! The event and performance the motion picture world has waited for for four long years! See more »
Plot:
Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to always live in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Quite heavy stuff, for early '50's standards. See more (20 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Roberto Rossellini 
 
Writing credits
Roberto Rossellini (story)

Roberto Rossellini (written by) and
Sandro De Feo (written by) and
Mario Pannunzio (written by) and
Ivo Perilli (written by) and
Brunello Rondi (written by)

Diego Fabbri  uncredited
Federico Fellini  uncredited
Massimo Mida  idea (uncredited)
Antonio Pietrangeli  uncredited
Donald Ogden Stewart  uncredited
Antonello Trombadori  idea (uncredited)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... associate producer
Carlo Ponti .... associate producer
Roberto Rossellini .... producer
 
Original Music by
Renzo Rossellini 
 
Cinematography by
Aldo Tonti 
 
Film Editing by
Jolanda Benvenuti  (as Iolanda Benvenuti)
 
Production Design by
Virgilio Marchi 
 
Set Decoration by
Ferdinando Ruffo 
 
Production Management
Nando Pisani .... production manager
Bruno Todini .... general production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcello Caracciolo Di Laurino .... second assistant director (as Marcello Caracciolo)
William Demby .... second assistant director
Marcello Girosi .... assistant director
Antonio Pietrangeli .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Piero Cavazzuti .... recording supervisor
Paolo Uccello .... assistant sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luciano Tonti .... assistant camera
Luciano Tonti .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fernanda Gattinoni .... costumes: Miss Bergman
 
Editorial Department
Sandro Corbo .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Renzo Rossellini .... conductor
 
Other crew
Pio Angeletti .... production assistant
Sandro Corso .... script supervisor
Trento Petrella .... production assistant
Nando Pisani .... production assistant
Federico Teti .... production assistant
Lidia Simoneschi .... voice dubbing: Ingrid Bergman (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Europa '51" - Italy (original title)
"The Greatest Love" - USA
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Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Movie Connections:
Featured in My Voyage to Italy (2001)See more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Quite heavy stuff, for early '50's standards., 9 March 2012
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

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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