1hr 43mins

This enduring Italian neorealist classic from acclaimed auteur Roberto Rossellini, cited by Martin Scorsese as "the most precious moment of film history", charts the perilous efforts of resistance fighter Giorgio as he seeks to escape Nazi-occupied Rome.

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Roberto Rossellini
Moderate violence, injury detail, drug references
Italian, German, Latin

Made in extraordinarily impoverished circumstances, immediately after the liberation of Rome, the film follows Manfredi (Marcello Pagliero), a partisan leader, as he attempts to evade the Gestapo by enlisting the help of Pina (Anna Magnani) and Don Pietro (Aldo Fabrizi), the priest due to oversee Pina’s marriage.

A landmark of Italian neorealism approaching its 80th anniversary, Roberto Rossellini’s portrait of life under Nazi occupation remains remarkable for its immediacy, tension and power. Shot both on the ravaged streets of the city and in the studio, Rome, Open City has inspired and influenced countless filmmakers.

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