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Rome, Open City

Alternative title
Roma Citta Aperta
Synopsis
Often seen as the true beginning of neo-realism with its documentary-style imagery and the authenticity of its performances, Rossellini’s classic tells the story of resistance under German occupation. Based in part on the real-life account of a priest’s heroic involvement in the struggle, the film was shot under difficult circumstances on the war-torn streets of Rome. The DVD includes a featurette CHILDREN OF ROME, OPEN CITY.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Italy
Year of release
1993
Year of production
1945
Subjects
History; Italian studies; Media studies
Keywords
cinema - Italy; World War II; neorealism

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
103 minutes
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Availability
Sale

Distributor

Name

Arrow Film Distributors Ltd

Web
http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01923 858306
Fax
01923 859673
Address
18 Watford Road
Radlett
Herts
WD7 8LE
Notes
contact: Neil Agran
Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
 

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