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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:
Ingrid Bergman creates an astonishing character! See more (22 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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Referenced in Siamo donne (1953)See more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Ingrid Bergman creates an astonishing character!, 2 March 2005

I suppose that when "Europa '51" was going to be filmed there was a great professional mutual understanding between Rossellini (the director) and Ingrid Bergman (main actress). It's really astonishing the way Ingrid Bergman's face changes throughout the movie. She really looks like a "human God" (specially towards the end) just by looking at her expressions. If you have the opportunity of watching "Europa '51" twice, you will notice that her character in the beginning of the story, where Irene Girard (Ingrid Bergman) is the mother of a well-off family, is totally different from the last shots. I also like how Irene contrasts with the way of living of the poor children and working-women. Although Rossellini's movie is a bit lengthy, bearing in mind it was made in Italy in 1952, many events occur with short scenes perfectly connected obtaining a gorgeous dynamism as a whole. I'm almost sure that my favorite scene is the same as the majority of the people who watched "Europa '51". I refer to the moving ending of the story. I also like how the camera moves around capturing the contrast of expressions between the sick patients and Irene. I encourage everybody to watch this masterpiece, even twice!

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