Directed by Roberto Rossellini
A beautiful video
master, transferred from a new negative, of this key film of Italian Neo-Realism, shot
largely during the Nazi occupation of Rome. Two resistance leaders, one a Communist, the
other a priest, work toward weakening the German occupation. The cumulative power of
Rossellini's feeling for his subject was translated into a visual intensity that makes the
picture sometimes almost impossible to watch. With a great performance by Anna Magnani.
Italian with English subtitles.