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Director:
Writers:
Sergio Amidei (writer)
Diego Fabbri (writer)
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Release Date:
7 October 1959 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 13 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Appreciative blurb. See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Vittorio De Sica ... Bardone AKA 'Grimaldi'
Hannes Messemer ... S.S. Colonel Mueller
Vittorio Caprioli ... Aristide Bianchelli
Nando Angelini ... Paolo
Herbert Fischer ... Sergeant Walter Hageman
Mary Greco ... Vera (the madam)
Bernardo Menicacci ... Prison guard
Lucia Modugno ... Partisan girl
Luciano Pigozzi ... Prisoner
Kurt Polter ... German officer
Giuseppe Rosetti ... Pietro Valeri
Kurt Selge ... Marshall Schrantz

Linda Veras ... German attendant

Sandra Milo ... Olga

Giovanna Ralli ... Valeria
Anne Vernon ... Carla Fassio
Ester Carloni ... Brothel Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armando Annuale ... Bit part (uncredited)
Gianni Baghino ... Scalise (uncredited)
Baronessa Bazzani ... Contessa Bianca Maria Della Rovere (uncredited)
Peter Boom ... Bit part (uncredited)
Clarissa Corner ... (uncredited)
Lina De Rossi ... (uncredited)
Ivo Garrani ... Partisan chief (uncredited)
Franco Interlenghi ... Antonio Pasquali (uncredited)
Piero Pastore ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Roberto Rossellini ... Man in Gestapo office (uncredited)
Alessandro Tedeschi ... Nazi soldier (uncredited)
Leopoldo Valentini ... Giuseppe Di Castro (uncredited)

Directed by
Roberto Rossellini 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sergio Amidei  writer
Diego Fabbri  writer
Indro Montanelli  novel
Indro Montanelli  screenplay
Roberto Rossellini  writer
Piero Zuffi  uncredited

Produced by
Moris Ergas .... executive producer
Alain Poiré .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Renzo Rossellini 
 
Cinematography by
Carlo Carlini 
 
Film Editing by
Cesare Cavagna 
Anna Maria Montanari 
 
Production Design by
Piero Zuffi 
 
Art Direction by
Piero Zuffi 
 
Set Decoration by
Francesco Ciarletta 
Elio Costanzi 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Zuffi 
 
Makeup Department
Goffredo Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Mara Rocchetti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Manolo Bolognini .... assistant production manager
Gianni Cecchin .... assistant production manager
Paolo Frascà .... production manager
Carlo Giovagnorio .... assistant production manager
Zeev Havazelet .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Arthuys .... assistant director
Tinto Brass .... first assistant director
Ruggero Deodato .... assistant director
Renzo Rossellini .... first assistant director: second unit
Renzo Rossellini .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Olivio Del Grande .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Filippo Carta .... camera operator
Ruggero Radicchi .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vera Marzot .... costumes: women
 
Other crew
Rosetta Calavetta .... voice dubbing: Anne Vernon (uncredited)
Giorgio Capecchi .... voice dubbing: Giuseppe Rosetti (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo .... voice dubbing: Sandra Milo (uncredited)
Cesare Fantoni .... voice dubbing: Ufficiale fascista interprete (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato .... voice dubbing: Franco Interlenghi (uncredited)
Giovanni Saccenti .... voice dubbing: il prete alla fucilazione (uncredited)
Camille Saint-George .... french adaptation: dubbed version (uncredited)
Giovanna Scotto .... voice dubbing: la madre di Carla (uncredited)
Sergio Tedesco .... voice dubbing: Gianni Baghino (uncredited)
Wanda Tettoni .... voice dubbing: Baronessa Bazzani (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il generale Della Rovere" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
132 min | USA:129 min | Italy:138 min (Venice Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Italy:16+ | UK:12 (DVD rating) | USA:Not Rated
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Trivia:
Director Cameo: ['Roberto Rossellini']Nervous man in the background at Gestapo office.See more »
Quotes:
S.S. Colonel Mueller:Chaplains are not allowed in the political section. I don't trust priests. They're all spies.See more »
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Version of Il generale Della Rovere (2011) (TV)See more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Appreciative blurb., 4 August 2001
Author: Gerald A. DeLuca (italiangerry@gmail.com) from United States

Winner of many top international festival prizes, this was one of Roberto Rossellini's most widely seen films in America after OPEN CITY and PAISAN. It is a superbly written, directed, and acted drama about a petty conniver, Bertone, alias Grimaldi, played by Vittorio De Sica in what is possibly his greatest acting role. He is not above loving people and swindling them at the same time. He does this to survive the hard times of Mussolini's Salo' Republic period. The film is set in Genoa after the Badoglio armistice has been signed with the Allies in the south. Bertone tries to help Italians who have relatives imprisoned by the Nazis. Sometimes he can help; other times he cannot but always takes their money. When his game is finally up, he is imprisoned but offered an opportunity by the Germans. He is to impersonate a revered partisan leader already killed by the Nazis in order to furnish them information on another partisan leader in the anti-fascist underground. It is at this point that Bertone gradually undergoes a transformation, choosing patriotism over capitulation. The con-man becomes a hero. Other standout performances here are given by Sandra Milo as a prostitute, Hannes Messemer as the Nazi commandant and Vittorio Caprioli as an inmate barber.

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