Director Roberto Rossellini
Awards? Yes at least it was nominated for best screen play
Cast: Also Fabrizi, Anna Magnani; Marcello Pagliero; Vito Annicchiarico; Nando Bruno; Harry Feist; Giovanna Galletti; Francesco Grandhacquet --and actual German Soldiers who were--at the time of the films production, prisoners of war.
PLOT: even the communist and the catholic church can work together when it come to fighting Nazi Occupiers in Rome...resistance fighters and and Nazi trying to catch them--after all they are breaking 'the law'
sez says: wow--filmed in 1945 just as Rome was liberated by the Americans-- and wile the Germans were still occupying other parts of Italy. Filmed in the streets -- and effectively done. It isn't so much the story that is great (we all know the story) --but the whole thing fits together perfectly: the time it was done, the look of the piece, the acting, the urgency -it all comes together to make a fine film.
John Street Cafe (Grade A)
7 years ago