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Roma, città aperta [Blu-ray]
Varying Form of Title
English title on container and disc label: Rome, open city
Blu-ray special edition.
 by The Criterion Collection, [New York] :
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Form of Work
Originally released as an Italian motion picture in 1945.
"Under exclusive license from Cinecittà Luce s.p.a."--Disc label.
Issued as part of the boxed set: Roberto Rosellini's war trilogy.
Accompanied by booklet, issued in Germany year zero container of the boxed set, featuring essays by James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin MacCabe, and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
4K digital restoration done in 2013.
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, on the making of this historic film, featuring rare archival material and footage of Anna Magnani, Federico Fellini, Ingrid Bergman, and many others; "Adriano Aprà" video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Aprà; "Rossellini and the city" visual essay by film scholar Mark Shielon Rossellini's use of the urban landscape in The war trilogy; "Father Virgilio Fantuzzi" video interview with film critic and friend of Rossellini, who discusses the filmmaker and the role of religion in Roma, città aperta.
Director of photography, Ubaldo Arata ; production design, Rosario Megna ; editor, Eraldo da Roma ; music, Renzo Rossellini ; conductor, Luigi Ricci.
Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, V. Annicchiarico, N. Bruno, A. Fabrizi, H. Feist, F. Grandjacquet, M. Pagliero, M. Michi, E. Passarelli, C. Sindici, A. Tolnay, Van Hulzen, Carla Rovere, Giovanna Galletti.
When the Nazis occupied Rome during World War II, 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.
Blu-ray; region A; LPCM 1.0 soundtrack; requires Blu-ray player.
Chiefly in Italian with some German; optional English subtitles.