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Il Generale della Rovere by Roberto Rossellini



Il Generale della Rovere by  Roberto Rossellini

Salon Italia - In Italian with English subtitles

Introduction and post screening discussion with Nick Walker

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Cast: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo
132 min | Black and White| 1961

The film is based on a novel by Indro Montanelli which was in turn based on a true story.
Grimaldi (Vittorio De Sica), a small-time criminal, impersonates an Italian military officer for personal gain, but his charade ends when he is arrested by the Nazis. His captors strike a deal with him: He must pretend to be General della Rovere, a recently assassinated resistance leader, so that he can get information that the Gestapo can use to its advantage. While Grimaldi initially goes along with the scheme, he gradually has a change of heart and embraces a more selfless perspective.

The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1959



Date: Monday, January 30, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entry : Free


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