SKU 5377

PAISAN (1946)

Roberto Rossellini Writers: Sergio Amidei (story) (as S. Amidei), Federico Fellini (story) (as F. Fellini) | 7 more credits ยป Stars: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs |

Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion of Italy from July 1943 till Winter 1944, from Sicily in the south to Venice in the north. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a minefield; she dies protecting a G.I., but the Yanks think she killed him. A street urchin steals shoes from a G.I. who tracks him to a shanty town. A G.I. meets a woman the day Rome is liberated; in six months they meet again: he's cynical, she's a prostitute. A US nurse braves the trip across the Arno into German fire in search of a partisan she loves. Three chaplains, including a Jew, call on a monastery north in the Apennines. Allied soldiers and partisans try to escape capture in the marshes of the Po.

DVD-R is in English and Italian with switchable English subtitles where necessary.  Approx. 125 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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