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.
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Hitler ordered it. The Vatican wouldn't stop it. The world will never forgive it.
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Jack Hawkins was in the running for the Leo Mckern part. See more
The film portrays General Kurt Mälzer as an impulsive and hardcore Nazi, whilst Herbert Kappler is depicted as a tired worn out man who believes that the fall of Nazi Germany is imminent. In reality, Kappler was a zealous Nazi responsible for hundreds of round-ups, executions, and reprisals, whilst it was Mälzer who was a reserved officer, cautious about implementing harsh policies. See more
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.
Referenced in The Scarlet and the Black