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Europe '51 (1952)

Europa '51 (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 3 November 1954 (USA)
Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in need ... See full summary »

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Roberto Rossellini
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ingrid Bergman ... Irene Girard
Alexander Knox ... George Girard
Ettore Giannini Ettore Giannini ... Andrea Casatti
Giulietta Masina ... Giulietta, detta Passerotto
Teresa Pellati Teresa Pellati ... Ines
Marcella Rovena Marcella Rovena ... Mrs. Puglisi
Tina Perna Tina Perna ... Cesira
Sandro Franchina Sandro Franchina ... Michele Girard
Maria Zanoli Maria Zanoli ... Mrs. Galli
Silvana Veronese Silvana Veronese
William Tubbs William Tubbs ... Professor Alessandrini
Alberto Plebani Alberto Plebani ... Mr. Puglisi
Eleonora Barracco Eleonora Barracco
Alfonso Di Stefano Alfonso Di Stefano
Alfred Browne Alfred Browne ... Hospital Priest
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Storyline

Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living 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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Would she lose her husband, her home? - Her answer will stun you! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Europe '51 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Irene Girard: The only way not to be selfish is to love the others and ourselves. All of us. We sinners, all of us, sinners, just as we are. And to feel mercy and compassion for each one of us. Then, a great light fills us. A great spiritual force. And it is then that mountains can be moved.
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Featured in Jolanda e Rossellini (1995) See more »

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Ingrid Bergman at one of her bests
8 May 2001 | by jrgironesSee all my reviews

Ingrid Bergman highlights in this compelling melodrama about a burgeois mother who becomes aware of the unfortunate social classes after the loss of a son. The film goes a step further and can also be read as the social portrait of the European status quo after the Great War. Some dialogs may appear evident and simplistic as far as ideology is concerned, but the impressive conclusion and the characteristic Rossellini's style makes it one of the most interesting films of his director and a valuable document about psychological war consequences which hasn't loose relevance.


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