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Roberto Rossellini (8 May 1906 – 3 June 1977) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Rossellini was one of the directors of the Italian neorealist cinema, contributing films such as Roma città aperta (Rome, Open City 1945) to the movement.

Roberto Rossellini

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NameRoberto Rossellini
Also KnowРоберто Росселлини, 로베르토 로셀리니, 로베르토 로젤리니, 로베르토 롯셀리니
GenderMale
Known ForDirecting
Place of BirthRome, Italy
Date of BirthMay 08, 1906
Age(as in 2023 Feb)71
Deathday1977-06-03

Roberto Rossellini Acting Movies

Movie NameCharacterRelease DateOverview
La balena di RosselliniHimself2010-04-26La Balena di Rossellini origins from one of the most beautiful Roberto Rossellini’s dreams, an exemplary project for his autorial path. The film conce…
Interview with Salvador Allende: Power and ReasonSelf – Interviewer1973-09-15An interview with the president of Chile conducted by Roberto Rossellini in 1971, but broadcast only after his death….
Incontri 1969 – Roberto Rossellini: i segreti di un mitoHimself1969-02-01
Roberto Rossellini: Il mestiere di uomoSelf (archive footage)1997-02-01Documentary about the life and works of Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini….
Rossellini Through His Own EyesSelf (archive footage)1993-05-01Made up almost entirely of archival interviews with Italian film director Roberto Rossellini (with audio interviews playing over various behind-the-sc…
Cinéma et RéalitéSelf1967-01-01In this documentary, giants of italian cinema such as Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini and Zavattini talk about the importance of cinema after WW2, and ab…
The War of the VolcanoesSelf (archive footage)2012-09-02In 1948, a fan letter arrived for director Roberto Rossellini from Ingrid Bergman, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars; after a meeting in New York, Ro…
Anna Magnani – Recitare la verità(archive footage)2008-11-13
Once Upon a Time… ‘Rome, Open City’Self (archive footage)2006-05-27Television documentary about the making of Roberto Rossellini’s 1945 film “Rome, Open City”….
Addo’ sta Rossellini?Self (archive footage)1997-01-01A film directed by Alberto Grifi and Michele Schiavino…
Isabella Rossellini – Aus dem Leben eines SchmetterlingsHimself2010-02-18
A Brief Encounter with the Rossellini FamilySelf1953-09-24Commissioned by a Swedish newspaper, this news-reel like short on the life of the famous Swedish actress is a kind of ‘at home with Ingrid Bergman 
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own WordsSelf (archive footage)2015-08-27A personal and captivating account of the extraordinary life and work of Ingrid Bergman (1915-82), a young Swedish woman who became one of the most ce…
ORGSelf (archive footage)1979-08-31Explores the complex relationship between the spirit, body, and mind. The film is a nightmare with closed eyes because it counts among the most terrib…
The RossellinisSelf (archive footage)2020-09-12A laid-back journey in search of one of the world’s most fascinating families, observed and examined from within its most intimate relationships, wh…
My Name Is Anna MagnaniSelf (archive footage)1980-09-30Traces the life of Anna Magnani, her creations, her successes, her triumphs, her boycotted career, her nonconformism, her anxieties, her generosity …..
The Treasure of His Youth: The Photographs of Paolo Di PaoloSelf – Filmmaker (archive footage)2021-10-23The life of the legendary Italian photojournalist Paolo Di Paolo through his photographs, which capture the essence of a fascinating and turbulent Ita…
Ingrid Bergman RememberedSelf (archive footage)1996-04-06Her name conjures up beauty, grace, talent and style. One of the greatest actresses of her time, she is best remembered for a natural and vulnerable p…
General Della RovereMan in Gestapo office (uncredited)1959-10-07The Gestapo forces con man Victorio Bardone to impersonate a dead partisan general in order to extract information from his fellow inmates….
Amazing Monsieur Fabre(uncredited)1951-09-26It centres on the life of the entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre and his total devotion to studying insect behavior, travelling from Avignon to Paris, from…
Birth of a NationSelf1997-08-06Filmmaker Jonas Mekas films 160 underground film people over four decades….

Roberto Rossellini Directing Movies

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
Rome, Open CityDirector1945-10-08During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the leader of the Resistance is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape….
Journey to ItalyDirector1954-09-07This deceptively simple tale of a bored English couple travelling to Italy to find a buyer for a house inherited from an uncle is transformed by Rober…
StromboliDirector1950-02-15After the end of WWII, a young Lithuanian woman and a young Italian man from Stromboli impulsively marry, but married life on the island is more deman…
Germany, Year ZeroDirector1948-12-01In the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, a twelve-year-old boy is left to his own devices in order to help provide for his family….
The MessiahDirector1975-10-24Rossellini takes numerous liberties with the original source material, rearranging and omitting events at will, presenting everything in a highly undr…
PaisanDirector1946-12-10Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice….
Europe ’51Director1952-12-04A wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite is tacked by guilt over the death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in …
General Della RovereDirector1959-10-07The Gestapo forces con man Victorio Bardone to impersonate a dead partisan general in order to extract information from his fellow inmates….
L’amoreDirector1948-11-02In the first episode, a heartbroken woman talks to her ex-lover on the phone. In the second, a pregnant woman believes she is carrying the child of Sa…
Year OneDirector1974-11-15Rossellini’s biopic of the postwar Christian Democrat leader, Alcide De Gaspari, who was responsible for keeping the Communists out of power in the …
The White ShipDirector1941-09-14Although released anonymously, as was the custom with all films produced by the Italian Navy, La Nave Bianca is the first feature-length effort direct…
The Man with the CrossDirector1943-02-03Ukraine, 1942. Italian troops are fighting against the Soviet Union. A military chaplain volunteers to stay behind with a badly wounded Italian soldie…
Blaise PascalDirector1972-05-16In this evocative, atmospheric biography, Roberto Rossellini brings to life philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal, who, amid religious persecuti…
The Taking of Power by Louis XIVDirector1966-10-08Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum in which the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin’s fiscal advisor, Colb…
We, the WomenDirector1953-10-27Five portraits of actresses in their “common” life, seen as women rather than movie stars….
SocratesDirector1971-06-17A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens….
The Flowers of St. FrancisDirector1950-12-15In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of the …
Where Is Freedom?Director1954-03-05A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocrisy of his …
Mid-Century LovesDirector1954-02-18Anthology of tragic love. A noblewoman falls for a commoner. A doctor keeps quiet about his patients’ infidelities. Expectant father is sent to fight …
A Pilot ReturnsDirector1942-04-08A young Italian pilot is interned in a British prison camp after his plane is shot down during the war against Greece. He falls in love with a doctor’…
Ro.Go.Pa.G.Director1963-02-19Four short films by four different directors dealing with the principles of modern life….
Escape by NightDirector1960-10-07In Nazi-occupied Rome, a beautiful bootlegger, to the chagrin of her lover, gives sanctuary to three escaped POWs: an American pilot, a Russian sergea…
FearDirector1954-11-05Irene Wagner, the wife of the prominent German scientist Professor Albert Wagner, had been having an affair with Erich Baumann. She does not disclose …
The Machine That Kills Bad PeopleDirector1952-05-14In Amalfi, a village on the Italian coast, an old man who seems to have strange powers gives Celestino Esposito, the local photographer, a dangerous a…
Vanina VaniniDirector1961-10-12Vanina Vanini, a bored, spoiled Roman countess, falls in love with a dedicated young patriot who is in Rome to assassinate a traitor to the brotherhoo…
Augustine of HippoDirector1972-10-25A biography of St. Augustine as he enters the episcopacy and deals with heresy and the decline of the Western Roman Empire….
India: Matri BhumiDirector1959-05-09Several stories depicting the landscapes and fauna of India are mixed with documentary footage….
Joan of Arc at the StakeDirector1954-12-20Joan of Arc is being burned alive for heresy. In a kind of dream state, she departs from her body and begins to look back upon her life. She begins th…
CartesiusDirector1974-02-21Rossellini’s interpretation of Descartes’ life….
Viva l’Italia!Director1961-02-02The film shows how Italy’s historic national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi (embodied by Renzo Ricci) leads a military campaign known as Expedition of the Th…
Undersea FantasyDirector1940-04-12The tale of two fish in love, threatened by an octopus and saved by an eel….
Dark SoulDirector1962-08-12A man with a past gets married and it seems that he will be able to start a new life, but an unexpected inheritance gets in the way and deteriorates t…
DesireDirector1946-09-09Paola, a Milan call girl, returns home to her village in the Abruzzi mountains in an attempt to go straight. Rejected by her father, blackmailed by a …
The Seven Deadly SinsDirector1952-03-27A French/Italian motion picture drama covering the seven deadly sins in seven separate sections….
Beaubourg, centre d’art et de cultureDirector1977-05-01An exploration of the Centre Georges Pompidou and its surroundings on its opening day in 1977….
Il tacchino prepotenteDirector1939-12-01According to Ferrara, Rossellini told him it was a satire in which “Perfidious Albion,” a big turkey representing England, goes around pecking at …
La vispa TeresaDirector1939-12-01La vispa Teresa (“Lively Theresa”) is based on a well known song; a girl, ten, catches a butterfly and all the other insects intervene to save it….
Idea di un’isolaDirector1967-01-01A documentary about Sicily and its peculiar customs, with an emphasis on religious rites and the clash of modernity versus traditional values….
Interview with Salvador Allende: Power and ReasonDirector1973-09-15An interview with the president of Chile conducted by Roberto Rossellini in 1971, but broadcast only after his death….
The ChickenDirector1953-10-22Ingrid Bergman notices that her roses have been destroyed. At first she suspects it is her dogs or her children, but later on notices a chicken walkin…
Le PsychodrameDirector1956-01-01Roberto Rossellini shot the film Psycodrame in 1956 for the Center d’études de radiotélévision. The staging of three “psychodramas” – organized by …
Concert for MichelangeloDirector1977-04-09Rossellini explores the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel during a concert by the chorus of the Cappella Musicale Pontificia conducted by Monsignor Domen…
Santa BrigidaDirector1951-01-01Approximately ten minutes of 35mm footage survives at the Svenska Filmminstitutet from a documentary (probably not completed or even edited) shot in t…
The Brook of Ripa SottileDirector1941-05-04Upstream river Ripasottile a shoal of perch fish have born. The news spreads around all animals who live around the river, until also the trouts hear …
The Ways of LoveDirector1950-12-13Anthology film by three directors, “A Day in the Country”, “Jofroi” and “The Miracle”….
Luciano Serra, PilotAssistant Director1938-01-02Successful WWI pilot Luciano Serra has problems adjusting to an ordinary life in peace, so he leaves his family and becomes a pilot in America. In the…
Afternoon of a FaunDirector1937-01-01A mermaid emerges from the sea, dances with a faun, and leaves behind a veil for the faun’s masturbatory fantasies. Possibly unfinished….
Torino nei cent’anniDirector1961-01-01A TV film by Roberto Rossellini….
The World PopulationDirector1974-01-01A film by Renzo and Roberto Rossellini….
IllibatezzaDirector1963-02-19Illibatezza (“Chastity”) by Roberto Rossellini is a story of a beautiful stewardess who attracts unwanted attention from one of the air travelers – …
DirectorThis dramatization from the New Testament originated as a 342-minute, five-part television mini-series; it was subsequently released in a shortened, 2…
DirectorThis is an exposition of the social and political history of renaissance Florentine history, told through dramatized conversations between the main pa…
Director

Roberto Rossellini Production Movies

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
Journey to ItalyProducer1954-09-07This deceptively simple tale of a bored English couple travelling to Italy to find a buyer for a house inherited from an uncle is transformed by Rober…
StromboliProducer1950-02-15After the end of WWII, a young Lithuanian woman and a young Italian man from Stromboli impulsively marry, but married life on the island is more deman…
Germany, Year ZeroProducer1948-12-01In the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, a twelve-year-old boy is left to his own devices in order to help provide for his family….
L’amoreProducer1948-11-02In the first episode, a heartbroken woman talks to her ex-lover on the phone. In the second, a pregnant woman believes she is carrying the child of Sa…
Idea di un’isolaProducer1967-01-01A documentary about Sicily and its peculiar customs, with an emphasis on religious rites and the clash of modernity versus traditional values….
Europe ’51Producer1952-12-04A wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite is tacked by guilt over the death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in …
PaisanProducer1946-12-10Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice….
Benito MussoliniProducer1962-01-21
The Night of Counting the YearsProducer1969-01-27Set in 1881, a year before the start of British colonial rule, it is based on the true story of the Abd el-Rasuls, an Upper-Egyptian clan that had bee…
Rome, Open CityProducer1945-10-08During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the leader of the Resistance is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape….

Writing

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
Journey to ItalyScreenplay1954-09-07This deceptively simple tale of a bored English couple travelling to Italy to find a buyer for a house inherited from an uncle is transformed by Rober…
StromboliScreenplay1950-02-15After the end of WWII, a young Lithuanian woman and a young Italian man from Stromboli impulsively marry, but married life on the island is more deman…
Germany, Year ZeroScreenplay1948-12-01In the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, a twelve-year-old boy is left to his own devices in order to help provide for his family….
The MessiahScreenplay1975-10-24Rossellini takes numerous liberties with the original source material, rearranging and omitting events at will, presenting everything in a highly undr…
PaisanScreenplay1946-12-10Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice….
The White ShipScreenplay1941-09-14Although released anonymously, as was the custom with all films produced by the Italian Navy, La Nave Bianca is the first feature-length effort direct…
The Man with the CrossScreenplay1943-02-03Ukraine, 1942. Italian troops are fighting against the Soviet Union. A military chaplain volunteers to stay behind with a badly wounded Italian soldie…
Blaise PascalWriter1972-05-16In this evocative, atmospheric biography, Roberto Rossellini brings to life philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal, who, amid religious persecuti…
The Flowers of St. FrancisStory1950-12-15In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of the …
India: Matri BhumiScreenplay1959-05-09Several stories depicting the landscapes and fauna of India are mixed with documentary footage….
Undersea FantasyWriter1940-04-12The tale of two fish in love, threatened by an octopus and saved by an eel….
Luciano Serra, PilotScreenplay1938-01-02Successful WWI pilot Luciano Serra has problems adjusting to an ordinary life in peace, so he leaves his family and becomes a pilot in America. In the…
Joan of Arc at the StakeWriter1954-12-20Joan of Arc is being burned alive for heresy. In a kind of dream state, she departs from her body and begins to look back upon her life. She begins th…
FearWriter1954-11-05Irene Wagner, the wife of the prominent German scientist Professor Albert Wagner, had been having an affair with Erich Baumann. She does not disclose …
L’amoreScreenplay1948-11-02In the first episode, a heartbroken woman talks to her ex-lover on the phone. In the second, a pregnant woman believes she is carrying the child of Sa…
CartesiusWriter1974-02-21Rossellini’s interpretation of Descartes’ life….
The CarabineersWriter1963-05-31During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write t…
Idea di un’isolaWriter1967-01-01A documentary about Sicily and its peculiar customs, with an emphasis on religious rites and the clash of modernity versus traditional values….
A Pilot ReturnsScreenplay1942-04-08A young Italian pilot is interned in a British prison camp after his plane is shot down during the war against Greece. He falls in love with a doctor’…
DesireScreenplay1946-09-09Paola, a Milan call girl, returns home to her village in the Abruzzi mountains in an attempt to go straight. Rejected by her father, blackmailed by a …
Germany, Year ZeroDialogue1948-12-01In the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, a twelve-year-old boy is left to his own devices in order to help provide for his family….
Augustine of HippoWriter1972-10-25A biography of St. Augustine as he enters the episcopacy and deals with heresy and the decline of the Western Roman Empire….
The Taking of Power by Louis XIVWriter1966-10-08Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum in which the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin’s fiscal advisor, Colb…
L’ultimo PulcinellaWriter2009-03-13An Italian actor (Massimo Ranieri) and his son (Domenico Balsamo) stage a show in a Parisian theater….
Year OneScreenplay1974-11-15Rossellini’s biopic of the postwar Christian Democrat leader, Alcide De Gaspari, who was responsible for keeping the Communists out of power in the …
The Machine That Kills Bad PeopleScreenplay1952-05-14In Amalfi, a village on the Italian coast, an old man who seems to have strange powers gives Celestino Esposito, the local photographer, a dangerous a…
Vanina VaniniScreenplay1961-10-12Vanina Vanini, a bored, spoiled Roman countess, falls in love with a dedicated young patriot who is in Rome to assassinate a traitor to the brotherhoo…
SocratesScreenplay1971-06-17A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens….
PaisanStory1946-12-10Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice….
PaisanDialogue1946-12-10Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice….
Where Is Freedom?Story1954-03-05A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocrisy of his …
Europe ’51Story1952-12-04A wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite is tacked by guilt over the death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in …
Europe ’51Screenplay1952-12-04A wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite is tacked by guilt over the death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in …
Escape by NightScreenplay1960-10-07In Nazi-occupied Rome, a beautiful bootlegger, to the chagrin of her lover, gives sanctuary to three escaped POWs: an American pilot, a Russian sergea…
Mid-Century LovesScreenplay1954-02-18Anthology of tragic love. A noblewoman falls for a commoner. A doctor keeps quiet about his patients’ infidelities. Expectant father is sent to fight …
Year OneStory1974-11-15Rossellini’s biopic of the postwar Christian Democrat leader, Alcide De Gaspari, who was responsible for keeping the Communists out of power in the …
Ro.Go.Pa.G.Screenplay1963-02-19Four short films by four different directors dealing with the principles of modern life….
Rome, Open CityScreenplay1945-10-08During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the leader of the Resistance is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape….
Journey to ItalyStory1954-09-07This deceptively simple tale of a bored English couple travelling to Italy to find a buyer for a house inherited from an uncle is transformed by Rober…
The Seven Deadly SinsScreenplay1952-03-27A French/Italian motion picture drama covering the seven deadly sins in seven separate sections….
Dark SoulScreenplay1962-08-12A man with a past gets married and it seems that he will be able to start a new life, but an unexpected inheritance gets in the way and deteriorates t…
WriterThis dramatization from the New Testament originated as a 342-minute, five-part television mini-series; it was subsequently released in a shortened, 2…
ScreenplayThis is an exposition of the social and political history of renaissance Florentine history, told through dramatized conversations between the main pa…

Other Info

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
City of SignsIn Memory Of2009-05-01Italy, March 1980. César travels to the ruins of Pompeii with the extravagant intention of recording psychophonies, supernatural echoes of the great …
Le PsychodrameCinematography1956-01-01Roberto Rossellini shot the film Psycodrame in 1956 for the Center d’études de radiotélévision. The staging of three “psychodramas” – organized by …
Creator
CreatorThis dramatization from the New Testament originated as a 342-minute, five-part television mini-series; it was subsequently released in a shortened, 2…
Creator

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