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Massacre in Rome (1973)

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In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Father Pietro Antonelli
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Gen. Kurt Maelzer
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Col. Dollmann
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Maj. Domizlaf
Robert Harris ...
Father Pancrazio
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Gen. Albert Kesselring
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Questore Pietro Caruso
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Paolo
Renzo Palmer ...
Giorgio
Duilio Del Prete ...
Partisan
Dennis Burgess
Guidarino Guidi ...
Guido Buffarini-Guidi
Douglas Hare ...
Young German Soldier
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In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders of SS-Lieutenant Colonel Kappler. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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city | partisan | italian | ss | massacre | See All (30) »

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A savage act of reprisal - who was to blame? See more »

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Drama | History | War

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24 October 1973 (USA)  »

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Some of the uniforms including Richard Burton's do not show the SS insignia. Also the SS units were different to those of the police units. See more »

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All of the SS officers in Kappler's Security Police headquarters are shown to be wearing the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was a high level decoration for valor and heroism in combat. It would have been highly unusual for so many security officers to have this award, since the Security Police dealt with "behind the lines" actions and not front line combat. See more »

Quotes

Father Pietro Antonelli: I would prefer a world that didn't need protecting.
Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler: And I would prefer a religion that didn't need priests.
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Referenced in The Scarlet and the Black (1983) See more »

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Well worth a look for history buffs
29 January 2015 | by (Birkenhead United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

(55%) For those looking for a cheap, sleazy, Italian 70's exploitation movie then look elsewhere, because this, despite it being both Italian and made in the 1970's with the word massacre in its title, really isn't anything that could be even considered among that genre in any shape or form. Instead it's a very talky, very drawn out drama documenting a terrible Nazi atrocity towards random civilians of Rome at the end of the second world war. I myself knew very little of the terrible things that happened to the people of Rome before seeing this film, so it did enlighten me, which is something you don't often get with many films based on fact or otherwise. And as the film does go into a lot of detail regarding the events leading up to the massacre meaning you do feel that by the end most stones are left turned, and there's not really anything left to say. The film is a bit too slow burn as at times the plot feels like it's really not getting anywhere, but once it does heat up it shows how such an awful real life event could ever be orchestrated using nothing more than cold hearted controlled brutality.


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