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Celluloide

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1996
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Massimo Ghini, Massimo Ciavarro, Giancarlo Giannini, Anna Falchi, Antonello Fassari
Director:Carlo Lizzani
Producer:Pio Angeletti, Adriano De Micheli
Writer:Carlo Lizzani, Furio Scarpelli

Description: In 1945, filmmaker Roberto Rossellini released the daring Rome, Open City, a film that sharply criticized the Nazis and became a cornerstone of the Italian Neorealist movement. This Italian drama tells the fascinating true story of the film's genesis. Originally Rossellini and his screenwriter wanted the film to chronicle and comment upon the Nazi occupation of Rome. After finding a suitable cast they began making the film and then showed a few rushes to outspoken producer Pepino Amato who was so upset by the radical message that he walked out, taking his financial backing with him. Fortunately, the director manages to find backing from an enigmatic countess.~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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