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Era notte a Roma / It Was Night in Rome (1960) Roberto Rossellini, Leo Genn, Giovanna Ralli, Sergey Bondarchuk, Drama, War

Era notte a roma (1960)
During WW2, in Rome , a trio of escaped Allied POWs find themselves in limbo as they try to avoid re-capture and reach their dispersed units. Michael Pemberton is a British Major, Fyodor Aleksandrovic Nazukov is a Soviet Sergeant and Peter Bradley is an American Lieutenant. A beautiful young Italian woman, Esperia Belli, agrees to give them shelter. She knows that despite Italy’s efforts to break with Nazi Germany and join the Allies there are some Italians who are Fascist sympathizers and would gladly denounce Esperia to the German authorities. Hiding enemy soldiers or escaped POWs is punishable by death. Esperia hopes to get in contact with the Italian anti-Fascist resistance which could help the three escaped Allied POWs rejoin their respective armies. Until then, the fugitives are stuck in Esperia’s attic.

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Il bigamo / The Bigamist (1956) Luciano Emmer, Marcello Mastroianni, Franca Valeri, Giovanna Ralli, Comedy

Il bigamo (1956)
The life of Mario De Santis, sales representative, husband of Valeria, and the father of a child is shaken from the charge of bigamy. At the police station, admits that some years ago he contracted a marriage with a certain Isolina in the City of Forlimpopoli. Confronted with Mario she recognizes him as her lawfully wedded husband. Faced with this situation, the man loses his head and, in anger, becomes aggressive, he loses control and ends up under arrest.

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