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Paisan (Paisà) (1946)

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Carmela Sazio Carmela Sazio
Carmela
Dots Johnson Dots Johnson
Joe - American MP
Maria Michi Maria Michi
Francesca
Gar Moore Gar Moore
Fred - American Soldier
Harriet Medin Harriet Medin
Harriet - Nurse
William Tubbs William Tubbs
Captain Bill Martin - Catholic Chaplain
Giulio Panicali Giulio Panicali
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Giulietta Masina Giulietta Masina
Young Woman on Palace Stairs


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2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 22 15:11
(OK) Rosselini had the best screenwriters to end his sketches, all Italy and war and post war drama is summed up from the 'boat like tip Sicily to Po's delta. Cruel and tender, precise...

A classic

1 year, 9 months ago at Oct 19 11:45
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie but since it has a strong reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I have to admit that I was slightly worried while watching the 1st episode. Indeed, even though the girl playing Carmela, apparently a non-professional and illiterate actress, was fine, the actors playing the American soldiers were just really weak. Fo... read more
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The language barrier has tragic consequences in a series of unrelated stories set during the Italian Campaign of WWII.
Release date: 29 March 1948
Tags: Italian (8), Italy (8), War (7), WWII (6), Drama (5), Partisan (5), Resistance (5), 1946 (5), 1940s (5), Prostitute (5), Nurse (5), Nazi (5), Episodic (3), 1940's (3), Florence (2), Prisoner (2), Sicily (2), 40's (2), Neorealism (2), Rome (2)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 9 months ago

A classic

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie but since it has a strong reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I have to admit that I was slightly worried while watching the 1st episode. Indeed, even though the girl playing Carmela, apparently a non-professional and illiterate actress, was fine, the actors playing the American soldiers were just really weak. Fortunately, it didn’t bother me much during the rest of the movie which turned out to be really strong after all. Indeed, I really liked the approach chosen by Roberto Rossellini. Basically, instead of a having a main character, a hero, he gave various episodes, each time focusing on different people involved in various situations but it gave a much more accurate depiction on how war actually wor” read more

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