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Varying Form of Title
Tile on container and disc label: Paisan
Blu-ray special edition.
 by The Criterion Collection, [New York] :
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Form of Work
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946.
Accompanied by booklet (39 p. : illustrations ; 17 cm.), issued in Germany year zero container of the boxed set, featuring essays by James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin MacCabe, and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
"Under exclusive license from Cinecittà Luce s.p.a."--Disc label.
From the box set titled: Roberto Rossellini's war trilogy, Criterion Collection, 500.
4K digital restoration done in 2013.
Special features: Introduction by director Roberto Rossellini from 1963; interview from 2009 with Rossellini scholar Adriano Aprà; excerpts from discussions Rossellini had in 1970 with faculty and students at Rice University about his craft; Into the future, a 2009 video essay about The war trilogy by film scholar Tag Gallagher.
Director of photography, Otello Martelli ; editor, Eraldo Da Roma ; music, Renzo Rossellini.
Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Benjamin Emanuel, Raymond Campbell, Harold Wagner, Albert Heinze, Merlin Berth, Mats Carlson, Leonard Penish, Dots M. Johnson, Alfonsino, Maria Michi, Gar Moore, Harriet White, Renzo Avanzo, Bill Tubbs, Dale Edmonds, Allan, Dan, Van Loel, Cigolani.
Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field, 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. A U.S. 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.
Blu-ray; region A; LPCM 1.0 soundtrack; requires Blu-ray player.
Italian and English dialogue; optional English subtitles.