And the movies are.....
Michael C. Glancy | Clinton,OK United States | 10/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here are the 2 movies that will be in this 2-disc set:
Era notte a Roma (Escape By Night) -- 1960
Dove' la liberta..? (Where is Freedom?) -- 1954
I don't know much about these but I'll definitely be renting them."
WAR TIME ROME FOR ROME JUNKIES
AKA | Cambridge, Ma United States | 07/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"ERA NOTTE A ROMA ( translated title is ESCAPE FROM ROME) I'm a junkie for books & films set in German occupied Rome. Here's a little watched Rossellini film set just where I like to watc, in B&W, about WWII. It's a long movie. ( over 2 hours) and I enjoyed every moment. Not only do we get a look at the standard hardships of war, such as food shortages, curfews, air raids, we become involved with a diverse group of characters,. Three soldiers hiding out in a sculpture littered attic (that today is for sure worth over a million Euros): one English, one American, one Russian. As nation representatives, they start out behaving somewhat like cliches, but as their interactions with the Italians increase, they let down their type casting and even learn to speak Italian. Then again , the Italians have some hot emotional scenes that anybody would say were 'italian'. We see a clever woman disguise herself as a nun in order to get proscuito and oil from the countryside and then disrobe in the city to sell the goods on the black market, We see survival sides of priests, doctors, partisans and even....a principessa and prince. The Pope has a short walk-through a la Hitchcock. PThe Germans are always nasty. We witness history-- the shooting on via Rasella and counter killings in Fosse Ardeatine; the landings at Anzio; the Germans leave & Americans arriving in Rome. Dramatic. Sometimes scary.Some melodrama. An enriching look at the Eternal City when her lights went out."