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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Works: 247 works in 582 publications in 6 languages and 5,015 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction 
Roles: Composer, Producer, Conductor, Arranger, Other, Director, Performer, Librettist, Contributor, Musician
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Renzo Rossellini, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Francesco, giullare di Dio The flowers of St. Francis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery"--Container
I bambini ci guardano The children are watching us ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother
Il Generale Della Rovere by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film of intrigue and heroism within the Italian underground during the German occupation of Italy. Emanuele Bardone, a petty con man, fleeces his victims by posing as a colonel. Persuaded by the Germans to impersonate a partisan leader they have killed, he assumes the admirable qualities of the heroic officer and the German plan backfires
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All'indomani della seconda guerra mondiale, in una Berlino semidistrutta dai bombardamenti, il tredicenne Edmund Koeler vive di espedienti, cercando di mantenere il padre invalido mentre il fratello è ricercato come ex nazista e la sorella si prostituisce. Sobillato da un professore nazista, avvelenerà il padre, pe r poi buttarsi da una casa diroccata. (Mereghetti)
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends
Cartesius by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
René Descartes was known as the "Father of modern philosophy." Depicts the seventeenth-century thinker's agonized struggle to assert the primacy of reason. An intimate, psychological study of obsession and existential crisis
Paisà by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six episodes, employing non-professional actors, cover the period from mid-1943 to the end of 1944 and extend from the Sicilian beaches to the Po marshlands. This film attempts to capture the extraordinary atmosphere of the liberation, the confrontation of Italians and Americans, through a kaleidoscope of incidents covering a wide range of moods
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like a Renaissance painting come to life and gives a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. Focuses on two of the city's leading citizens: banker Cosimo de' Medici and art theorist Leon Battista Alberti
Viaggio in Italia by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A quiet English couple arrive in Naples on family business. Lacking the protective screen of their normal lives and discomforted by the sensuous locations around them, they are confronted by the shallowness of their relationship
Germany year zero by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in German and Italian and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy. Living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings, young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A refugee from the Baltics marries a young fisherman from the volcanic island of Stromboli to escape from an internment camp during the months immediately after the war. She finds the isolation and harsh life on the island unbearable and again tries to escape by crossing the island. What is important to Rossellini is Karin's growth from selfish ego toward a transcendant sprituality as she is overwhelmed by the world of nature (the god-volcano). In striving to create a metaphoric image of life in his films with Bergman (what he called his 'cinema of reconstruction') daily life is transformed into transcendant experience by a synthesis of the facts of external reality and subjective truth
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Robert Rossellini's Journey to Italy charts the declining marriage of a couple from England on a trip in the countryside near Naples. More than just the anatomy of a relationship, Rossellini's masterpiece is a heartrending work of emotion and spirituality
Europe '51 by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and Italian and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ingrid Bergman plays a wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite racked by guilt over the shocking death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she decides to devote her time and money to the city's poor and sick. Her newfound, single-minded activism leads to conflicts with her husband and questions about her sanity
Paisan Paisà ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, and taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley. Looks at the struggles of different cultures to communicate and of people living their everyday lives in extreme circumstances
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This box set features the resulting collaboration produced as a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama. Stromboli, Europe '51, and Journey to Italy are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition
Deutschland im Jahre Null ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edmund, a young boy who lives amid the rubble that is Berlin after World War II, struggles and scrambles to help his family in getting food and barely survive
Rossellini's history films renaissance and enlightenment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the final phase of his career, Italian master Roberto Rossellini embarked on a dramatic, daunting project: a series of television films about knowledge and history, made in an effort to teach, where contemporary media were failing. Looking at the Western world's major figures and moments, yet focusing on the small details of daily life, Rossellini was determined not to recount history but to relive it, as it might have been, unadorned but full of the drama of the everyday. This selection of Rossellini's history films presents "The Age of the Medici," "Cartesius," and "Blaise Pascal"--Works that don't just enliven the past but illuminate the ideas that brought us to where we are today"--Container
Paisan by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six stories dealing with Italian and American soldiers meeting under battle conditions during World War II
Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Era notte a Roma: "In this emotional war drama set in Nazi-occupied Rome, a beautiful bootlegger gives sanctuary to three escaped POWs, an American pilot, a Russian sergeant and a British major. By taking them in, she tragically jeopardizes the safety of her Communist lover while the confinement of the trapped prisoners brings their uneasy alliance to a boiling point, symbolizing the chaos of the world around them."--Container
We the living Noi vivi ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the chaotic years following the Russian revolution, three individuals courageously defy an oppressive, state-controlled society. Kira, torn between two men, struggles with them for the right to live their own lives
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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-
Italian (101)
English (27)
German (22)
French (4)
Spanish (2)
Multiple languages (1)