"Man With a Cross"
(L'Uomo della Croce)
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
An extremely rare film
by Roberto Rossellini, his third feature, made under the Fascist control of Italy.
Basically rejected after the War because of the Fascist content of the film,
"Rossellini produces a work which focuses upon the Italian expeditionary forces on
the Eastern Front and upon a Catholic chaplain representative of Italy's religious
the principal character's humanity and sacrifice seem to prefigure the
good-natured priest of Rome, Open City who works with leftist Resistance
Rossellini underlines the common humanity in Fascist and Bolshevik
alike" (Peter Bonadella, Italian Cinema from Neo-Realism to Present). Italian
with English subtitles.