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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Works: 438 works in 1,298 publications in 7 languages and 7,050 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Hagiographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Experimental films  Internet videos 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Producer, Conductor, Arranger, Actor, Director, Librettist, Scenarist, Performer, pmn, 911, htt, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Francesco, giullare di Dio = The flowers of St. Francis by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

23 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 550 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
The children are watching us( Visual )

15 editions published in 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 384 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( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 304 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 )

35 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tells the story of a 12 year old boy who works with increasing desperation to support his family in war-torn Germany. He kills his sickly father, and then, unable to live with such a deed, kills himself. Filmed shortly after WWII in Berlin, a place filled with starving people, rampant crime, and a generation confused by the role their fathers played in one of history's greatest tragedies. Rossellini took people off the streets of Berlin to play the characters in this, his last Neo-Realist film. This film poignantly captured the impoverished state of Berlin at that time
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rosselini( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in Italian and held by 281 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
Paisà = Paisan by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

49 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories dealing with Italian and American soldiers meeting under battle conditions during World War II. Recreates the liberation of Italy by Allied Forces and depicts the harsh realities of war
Paisà( Visual )

7 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in Italian and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field, she dies protecting a G.I. but the Yanks think she killed him. A street urchin steals shoes from a G.I. who tracks him to a shanty town. A G.I. meets a woman the day Rome is liberated, in six months they meet again. A U.S. nurse braves the trip across the Arno into German fire in search of a partisan she loves. Three chaplains, including a Jew, call on a monastery north in the Apennines. Allied soldiers and partisans try to escape capture in the marshes of the Po
Cartesius by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 220 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
Blaise Pascal by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in French and Italian and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evoking the terror and desperation of the seventeenth century, this film brings to life Blaise Pascal, the philosopher and mathematician who, amidst religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un couple de bourgeois anglais sans enfants, mariés depuis huit ans, arrive à Naples pour régler une affaire d'héritage. Pour la première fois depuis leur mariage, ils se retrouvent seuls l'un en face de l'autre et constatent qu'ils n'ont rien à se dire. Leur ennui et leur insatisfaction les conduisent inexorablement au bord de la rupture, qui ne pourra être évitée que s'ils peuvent toujours croire que l'amour est le plus fort
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Italian and French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rossellini's three-part The age of the Medici is like a Renaissance painting come to life: 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. With a lovely score by composer Manuel De Sica (son of Vittorio), this grand yet intimate work is a storybook conjuring of a way of life and thought.--Container
Journey to Italy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 157 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 150 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"--Container
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 149 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
Stromboli( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee marries a simple Italian fisherman she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany"--Container
Deutschland im Jahre null = Germany year zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 135 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
Germany year zero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 124 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
Nostalghia by Andrei Tarkovski( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling through Italy with an interpreter to research a composer's life, a poet haunted by visions of his home and family in Russia meets a hermit fixated on the spiritual decay of humanity who claims he knows the secret of its salvation
Roma, città aperta = Rome ville ouverte by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

27 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Témoignage brut et sans concession de la résistance du peuple romain face à l'occupant allemand, Rome ville ouverte est animé d'un souci d'authenticité rarement atteint par le septième art. S'inspirant de faits réels, tourné à chaud dans un style documentaire débarrassé des oripeaux mélodramatiques traditionnels, le chef-d'œuvre de Rossellini est considéré à juste titre comme le premier film "néo-réaliste", ouvrant la voie à un des courants majeurs du cinéma mondial
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 106 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
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The children are watching us
Alternative Names
Renzo Rossellini

Renzo Rossellini compositeur

Renzo Rossellini compositeur italien

Renzo Rossellini compositor italià

Renzo Rossellini compositor italiano

Renzo Rossellini compozitor italian

Renzo Rossellini cumadóir Iodálach

Renzo Rossellini Italiaans componist (1908-1982)

Renzo Rossellini italialainen säveltäjä

Renzo Rossellini Italian composer

Renzo Rossellini Italian composer (1908-1982)

Renzo Rossellini italieenesche Komponist

Renzo Rossellini italienischer Komponist, Musiker und Musikwissenschaftler

Renzo Rossellini italiensk komponist

Renzo Rossellini italiensk kompositör

Renzo Rossellini kompozitor italian


Rossellini, R.

Rossellini, Renzo

Rossellini, Renzo 1908-

Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Ренцо Росселлини итальянский композитор

Ренцо Росселліні італійський композитор

Росселлини, Ренцо

Рэнца Раселіні

רנצ'ו רוסליני מלחין איטלקי

رنزو روسلینی آهنگساز ایتالیایی

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