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Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy (Criterion Collection)

Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy (Criterion Collection)

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Roberto Rossellini is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. And it was with his trilogy of films made during and after World War II Rome Open City, Paisan, and Gernany Ground Zero that he left his first transformative mark on cinema. With their stripped-down aesthetic, largely nonprofessional casts, and unorthodox approaches to storytelling, these intensely emotional works were international sensations and effectively launched the neorealist movement. Shot in battle-ravaged Italy and Germany, these three films are some of our most lasting, humane documents of devastated postwar Europe, containing universal images that encompass both tragedy and hope. Rome Open City: This was Roberto Rossellinis revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Though told with a bit more melodramatic flair than the other films that would form this trilogy and starring well-known actors Aldo Fabrizi as a priest helping the partisan cause and Anna Magnani in her breakthrough role as the Fiance of a resistance member Rome Open City (Roma citt aperta) is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II, with immediacy in every frame. Marking a watershed moment in Italian cinema, this galvanic work was an international sensation, garnering awards around the globe and leaving the beginnings of a new film movement in it's wake. Paisan: Roberto Rossellinis follow-up to his breakout Rome Open City was the ambitious, enormously moving Paisan (Pais), which consists of six episodes set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley. With it's documentary-like visuals and it's intermingled cast of actors and nonprofessionals, Italians and their American liberators, this look at the struggles of different cultures to communicate and of people to live their everyday lives in extreme circumstances is equal parts charming sentiment and vivid reality. A long-missing treasure of Italian cinema, Paisan is available here for the first time in it's full original release version. Germany Year Zero: The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellinis War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin shown through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy. Living in a bombed-out apartment building with a sick father and two older siblings, young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black-market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher. Germany Ground Zero (Deutschland I'm Jahre Null) is a daring, gut-wrenching look at the consequences of fascism, for society and the individual.

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    Title: Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy (Criterion Collection)
    Genre: Drama, Box Sets
    Starring: William Tubbs, Aldo Fabrizi, Edmund Moeschke, Robert Von Loon, Werner Pittschau, Anna Magnani, Carmela Sazio, Dots M Johnson, Marcello Pagliero, Barbara Hintz
    Director: Roberto Rossellini
    Attributes: Black & White, Subtitled, 3PC
    Release Date: 1/26/2010
    Original Year: 1945
    Product Type: DVD
    Region: 1
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 1844
    UPC: 715515051316
    Item #: HVD002170

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 1/26/2010
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 303 minutes
    Studio: Criterion