Episodios de la Segunda Guerra Mundial en Italia narrados magistralmente y muy bien interpretados
Mr. Rossellini constructs a terrifying picture of the disillusion, the irony, the horribleness of strife. More than that, he bluntly shows the tragic chasms which open between good people under circumstances of war and, without saying so, he makes evident the gant, sad thing that life is in a world of hate and killing.
Most of the film’s quality must be credited to young Italian writer-director-producer Roberto Rossellini’s feeling for people and his ability to put them in an atmosphere of reality. Aside from a director’s sensitivity to his characters, Rossellini knows the technical tricks of getting desired effects with the camera, lighting, mood and location. Rossellini achieves part of his effect by the mingling of professional and non-professional actors in his cast in such a way that it’s often impossible to tell which is which.