Roma, città aperta

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Roma, città aperta
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Janus Films
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[Irvington, N.Y.]
Criterion Collection
Special edition
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (39 pages ; illustrations ; 19 cm)
Originally released as an Italian motion picture in 1945.
"Under exclusive license from Cinecittà Luce s.p.a."--Disc label.
Accompanied by booklet featuring essays by James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin MacCabe, and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Issued as part of the box collection: Roberto Rosellini's war trilogy.
Special features: Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini (from 1963); Audio commentary featuring film scholar Peter Bondanella; "Once upon a time-- Rome open city" 2006 documentary by Marie Genin and Serge July; "Adriano Aprà" video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Aprà; "Rossellini and the city" visual essay by film scholar Mark Shiel; "Father Virgilio Fantuzzi" video interview with film critic and friend of Rossellini.
Cinematography, Ubaldo Arata ; production design, Rosario Megna ; editor, Eraldo da Roma ; music, Renzo Rossellini ; conductor, Luigi Ricci.
When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends.
Janus Films ; Minerva Film presenta una produzione Excelsa Film ; soggetto di Sergio Amidei ; regìa di Roberto Rossellini ; sceneggiatura e dialoghi di S. Amidei con la collaborazione di F. Fellini
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