About

ROME, OPEN CITY is a landmark in film history. Filmed in secrecy during the Nazi occupation of Italy, the film shows a realistic portrayal of the underground resistance in Italy in 1945. The film has strong impacting imagery with its mix of fiction and reality that strengthened Italian Neo-realism and the film industry.

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Directed by

Roberto Rossellini

Written by

Federico Fellini (Screenplay)
Sergio Amidei (Screenplay)
Roberto Rossellini (Screenplay)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Tagline

Powerful Portrayal of Dignity and Courage

Cast

Keywords

nazi resistance drug addiction fascism rome italy deserter curfew

Lists

#133 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#37 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Federico Fellini