Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Based on a story by
Stendhal, set in Risorgimento, Italy, in 1824. Vanina Vanini, the daughter of a Roman
aristocrat, falls in love with a wounded patriot hiding out in her father's house, nurses
him back to health, and naively follows him to northern Italy where she tries to free him
of political commitment which separates them in their love. Rossellini's great achievement
is to rediscover a historical past spontaneously, accurately, and in all its complexity.
With Sandra Milo, Laurent Terzieff. Italian with English subtitles.