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ROME, OPEN CITY (1945) 4 stars

The film that made the Italian neo-realist movement famous. It's about the Nazi occupation in Italy and it was made three weeks after the Nazi occupation in Italy. Talk about relevant. Its rawness is matched by its dark subject matter. The camera watches the average cast of actors and non-actors with an objective point of view. The influence on world cinema was tenfold.

 

Genre: Foreign
Director: Roberto Rossellini