Paisan

TitlePaisan
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1946
AuthorsRossellini, Roberto
Running Time120 minutes
Date Released1946
DistributorMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
CountryItaly
Publication Languageitalian, english, german
Abstract

This groundbreaking film about the liberation of Italy in World War II unfolds through six separate stories across the country. Director Roberto Rossellini used a documentary style and professional and non-professional actors to explore everyday life of love, loss, childhood, and spirituality. The inclusion of Italians, Americans, and Germans emphasizes the struggle to communicate during war.

Cast

Carmela Sazio

Robert Van Loon

Dots Johnson

Alfonsino Pasca

Maria Michi

Joseph Garland Moore Jr.

Harriet Medin

Renzo Avanzo

Credits

Produced by Roberto Rossellini, Rod Geiger, and Mario Conti

Directed by Roberto Rossellini

Written by Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, and Rod Geiger

Cinematography by Otello Martelli

Edited by Eraldo da Roma

Music by Renzo Rossellini

Genre

Drama

Original PublicationPaisà
Full Text

Part of Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy. The second part of the trilogy between Roma, Open City and Germany, Year Zero.

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