Mittwoch, 30. März 2011

Roma, Citta Aperta (1945) - TSPDT #98


We follow a group of rebels during the Nazi occupation of Rome and how politics, faith and human values try to succeed.

A surprisingly gripping film given the bad quality and my total lack of knowledge about the historical situation in which the film seems to be taking reference to. (Did that really? was my first reaction). The priest treats his shift from devotion to taking sides with the rebels with simpleness that is astounding - although the transformation is small the consequences for the priest are much worse. Great acting in some of the scenes - I especially remembered the scene where the older German officer gives a little speech about how their war mongering gets it all wrong.

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