Start time 7. Sigurd Marie. With Pina's help she is also part of the Resistance , Giorgio contacts Don Pietro Pellegrini, a Catholic priest who is helping the Resistance, and asks him to transfer messages and money to a group of Resistance fighters outside the city as Giorgio is now known to the Gestapo and cannot do it himself.
Don Pietro is scheduled to officiate at Pina's and Francesco's wedding the next day. Francesco is not very religious, but rather would be married by a patriot priest than a fascist official; Pina, on the other hand, is devout, but wrestling with why God would allow such terrible things to happen to people. Her son, Marcello, is a somewhat reluctant altar boy.
He and his friends have a small role in the Resistance planting bombs. Pina's sister Laura stays with her, but is not involved in the Resistance; in fact, she works in a cabaret serving the Nazis and Fascists. She is also an old friend of Marina, a girlfriend of Giorgio who has been looking for him, but with whom he is splitting up. Marina also works in the cabaret and as an occasional prostitute. The local SS commander in the city, helped by the Italian police commissioner, suspects that Giorgio is at Francesco's apartment.
They conduct a huge raid, pulling out all the people and arresting dozens of men. Giorgio gets away, but Francesco is thrown in a truck with other arrestees.
Kermode introduces Subscribe to watch. Overview Overview Related Related. War Drama. Contains moderate violence. Related War. Start Watching. Enter your email address. Airs Tuesday, July 14, at 9 p. La Strada Bicycle Thieves La Terra Trema Edit Storyline The location: Nazi occupied Rome. Edit Did You Know? However, Fellini in his memoirs claims that Rossellini invited him to "participate in writing the script for the film, which later became known as "Rome - an open city"" after Rome was occupied by the Americans.
Quotes Francesco : We mustn't be afraid now or in the future, because we're on the just path. Understand, Pina? Pina : Yes, Francesco. Francesco : We're fighting for something that has to be, that can't help coming. The road may be long and hard, but we'll get there and we'll see a better world. By Irene Bignardi Essays — Jan 26, From the Rossellini Archives With his mix of documentary-like immediacy and profound moral inquiry, Roberto Rossellini became a pioneer of Italian neorealism, a movement that transformed the way filmmakers captured the fabric of everyday life and and grappled with the most urgen….