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Stromboli (1950)

Stromboli (1950)




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This drama is an example of Italian neorealist filmmaking from noted director Roberto Rossellini that was produced in Hollywood and may therefore be more accessible to American artists than other offerings. It stars Ingrid Bergman as Lithuanian war-refugee Karin, who marries Italian fisherman, Antonio, so she can get out of a hellish internment camp. He takes his new bride back to his native island of Stromboli. Despite her efforts to fit in, the locals reject her and soon she comes to regard the island as a bigger prison than the one she just left.
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Mario Vitale
as Antonio
Renzo Cesana
as The Priest
Mario Sponza
as The Man From the Lighthouse

Critic Reviews for Stromboli

All Critics (6)

A pivotal bedrock formation in cinema and no mistake

Full Review… | July 4, 2015

Fascinante enquanto observa o conflito entre o egoísmo da personagem de Bergman e a passividade dos habitantes de Stromboli (sempre submissos à Natureza), o filme se enfraquece em função da imposição "espiritual" de Rossellini.

November 22, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Complex, visually creative drama - a landmark of film.

Full Review… | August 20, 2005
Classic Film and Television

Thought-provoking and unduly provocative.

Full Review… | January 28, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Stromboli

Rossellini scandalized the United States with this excellent, daring drama about an unfortunate woman stuck with small-minded people on a volcanic rock, and it hits us with powerful scenes that are hard to be forgotten, like the horrific tuna fishing and the volcano explosion.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Ingrid's great fall from Hollywood's graces was spurred by this flat drama and her involvement with its director. I'm sure their marriage brought her more fulfillment than this turgid exercise in neo-realism does to the viewer.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


A great reminder of what life is like after a war. Often survivors are willing to jump out of a frying pan into the volcanic coals of life. Attitude & perspective can save a life better than money or bullets sometimes.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

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