Europa '51 (1952)

Europa '51


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Only a few of the films that grew from the notorious liaison between actress Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini were truly worthy of their talents. One such was the Italian-made Europa '51. Playing a character far older than herself, Bergman portrays a society woman whose life is in ruins after her son's suicide. Attempting to give her life some purpose, she takes the advice of a leftist friend, and begins working with the ill and destitute of Rome. Her insensitive husband Alexander … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Antonio Pietrangeli, Diego Fabbri, Brunello Rondi, Ivo Perilli, Mario Pannunzio
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I.F.E. Releasing Co.


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It's Rossellini at his filmmaking worst but humanistic best.

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Despite its noble intentions, this preachy film was clearly made as a vehicle for Rossellini's marxist discourse - and not only it relies on a contrived premise that is hard to buy but also has a very heavy-handed execution, with a clumsy dialogue and a terrible lack of subtlety.

Carlos Magalh„es

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