Rome, Open City

Rome, Open City

1945, NR, 101 min. Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Starring Aldo Fabrizzi, Anna Magnani.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Fri., April 26, 1996

A new 35mm print has been struck of this 1945 hallmark in Italian neo-realism. Though part of this movie's enduring appeal is its gritty look and catch-as-catch-can filmmaking style and we fear that a new print might try to beautify that which was not meant to look beautiful, the revitalization of this eternal classic is always a welcome sight.

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Rome, Open City, Roberto Rossellini, Aldo Fabrizzi, Anna Magnani

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