Roma, città aperta (Open City) (1945)
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This was Roberto Rossellini's revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Rome Open City is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II.
Feb 25, 1946 Wide
Oct 15, 1997
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The total effect of the picture is a sense of real experience, achieved as much by the performance as by the writing and direction.
Remains a film of electric drama and high emotion, as well as a major turning point in film history.
Its realistic treatment of everyday Italian life heralded the postwar renaissance of the Italian cinema and the development of neorealism; the film astonished audiences around the world and remains a masterpiece.
its rough, newsreel-like aesthetic gives the story's undeniably melodramatic tensions and clear-cut depictions of good and evil a sense of gritty reality and true gravity
Roberto Rossellini had been a journeyman director working within Mussolini's Italian film industry when he redefined his career and all but inaugurated the neo-realist movement...
(T)hese moments are so powerful that its easy to understand the effusive rhetoric the film has inspired.
The true "realism" comes from within the film and from the sense of artists banded together to make something because they had something to say.
Announcing the arrival of a new, revolutionary paradigm, Italian neorealism, Rossellini's masterpiece shows the tension between his realistic docu-style and use of some melodramatic devices, but flaws are overcome by unified vision and political fervor
Stunned audiences the world over recognized in it an unmediated authenticity more evocative of the documentary quality of wartime newsreels than of conventional WWII dramas.
Pedra fundamental do neo-realismo italiano, o filme traz atuações marcantes de Magnani e Fabrizi e ainda hoje (quase seis décadas desde sua realização) provoca forte impacto.
The rough cinéma vérité appearance achieved in Open City, with its natural lighting and uneven film stock, was more due to economic and pragmatic considerations
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