15 certificateRome, Open City is a Film programme that first aired in 1945 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Rome, Open City is a 5 star programme

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Rome, Open City (1945)

Directed by
Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini's drama, shot just after the liberation of Italy, tells of life in Rome under occupation. Resistance leader Marcello Pagliero is pursued by Henry Feist, a German intelligence officer who wants the name of others in the underground movement. Pagliero enlists the help of sympathetic priest Aldo Fabrizi to pass on funds to the fighters in case he is captured but is accidentally betrayed by a former lover. Shot using salvaged scraps of film, the uneven look and lighting gives the drama of Rome, Open City a documentary feel.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1945

5/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: Italy

Filmed in Colour


Aldo Fabrizi...Don Pietro Pellegrini
Anna Magnani...Pina
Marcello Pagliero...Luigi Ferrari
Vito Annichiarico...Marcello
Nando Bruno...Agostino
Harry Feist...Major Bergmann
Giovanna Galletti...Ingrid
Francesco Grandjacquet...Francesco
Eduardo Passarelli...Neighborhood Police Sergeant
Maria Michi...Marina Mari
Carla Rovere...Pina's sister
Carlo Sindici...Police Commissioner
Joop van Hulzen...Cap. Hartmann
Ákos Tolnay