Films by Roberto Rosselliniby alenzizak | created - 12 Nov 2017 | updated - 12 Nov 2017 | Public
This list contains all films by Italian director Roberto Rossellini.
Note #1: Les Sept Péchés Capitaux (1952), Siamo Donne (1953), Amori Di Mezzo Secolo (1954) and Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963) are directed by many directors and Rossellini was one of them. Note #2: Desiderio (1946) is co-directed by Marcello Pagliero. Note #3: India: Matri Bhumi (1959) is a documentary. Note #4: La Prise De Pouvoir Par Louis XIV (1966), Socrate (1971), Blaise Pascal (1972) and Cartesius (1974) are made-for-TV films. Note #5: L'età Di Cosimo De Medici (1972) is a mini-series, but was released in a Criterion collection and thus included in this list.
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2. A Pilot Returns (1942)
87 min | Drama, War
A 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's daughter and manages to escape during... See full summary »
4. Rome, Open City (1945)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War
During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.
5. Desire (1946)
77 min | Drama
Paola, a Milan call girl, returns home to her village in an attempt to go straight. Rejected by her father, blackmailed by a former lover, and lusted after by her brother-in-law, she turns to her beloved sister for support.
7. L'amore (1948)
69 min | Drama
In 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 Saint Joseph.
9. Stromboli (1950)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama
Karin, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prison camp. But she cannot get used to the tough life in Antonio's volcano-threatened village, Stromboli.
10. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History
A series of vignettes depicting the lives of the original Franciscan monks, including their leader and the bumbling Ginepro.
11. The Seven Deadly Sins (1952)
127 min | Drama
A French/Italian co-production with two episodes from Italy and five from France covering the seven deadly sins---actually eight as two of the sins are covered in one episode while a new "... See full summary »
Directors: Yves Allégret, Claude Autant-Lara, Eduardo De Filippo, Jean Dréville, Georges Lacombe, Carlo Rim, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Françoise Rosay, Jean Debucourt, Marcelle Praince
12. The Machine That Kills Bad People (1952)
80 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers". Naturally, the indignant photographer turns his new weapon on, one by one, ... See full summary »
14. We, the Women (1953)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
Five portraits of actresses in their "common" life, seen as women rather than movie stars.
15. Mid-Century Loves (1954)
72 min | Drama
Anthology of tragic love. A noblewoman falls for a commoner. A doctor keeps quiet about his patients' infidelities. Expectant father is sent to fight in WWI. A 1920s fascist enjoys Rome's nightlife. WWII airman falls for a girl in Naples.
16. Dov'è la libertà...? (1954)
TV-PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocracy of his own relatives and decides to return ... See full summary »
18. Fear (1954)
84 min | Drama
Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.
21. Il Generale Della Rovere (1959)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War
Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.
23. Garibaldi (1961)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, History
How Italy's historic national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi led a military campaign known as Expedition of the Thousand in 1860 and conquered Sicily and Naples.
24. Vanina Vanini (1961)
127 min | Drama
Vanina Vanini, a bored, spoiled Roman countess, falls in love with a dedicated young patriot who is in Rome to assassinate a traitor to the brotherhood of the Free Masons.
25. Anima nera (1962)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
A 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 the relationship with his wife.
26. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama
4 short films by a quartet of directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. ... See full summary »
27. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Biography, History
After the death of Cardinal Mazarin, young king Louis XIV decides to assert his power to control the aristocracy.
30. Augustine of Hippo (1972 TV Movie)
121 min | Biography, History
This biography tells the life story of Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo, a North African region during the last years of the Roman Empire. The film details Augustine's struggle to maintain ... See full summary »
31. The Age of the Medici (1972– )
255 min | Biography, History
This is a lengthy exposition of the social and political history of renaissance Florentine history, told through dramatised conversations between the main participants, particularly Cosimo ... See full synopsis »