General Della Rovere

Il Generale Della Rovere
by Roberto Rossellini 2h17min Italy 1959
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General Della Rovere
by Roberto Rossellini

In 1944, in Milan, the Germans ask small-time swindler Bertone to pretend to be General Della Rovere, a patriotic hero who has just been killed so they can spy on the resistance fighters. Bertone is then immediately contacted by Bianchelli who, however, is tortured and dies before being able to convey his message. Bertone, overwhelmed by what has just happened, realizes his mistake, refuses to collaborate with the Germans and chooses to die with the other condemned prisoners. Gold Lion, Venice Festival, 1959.

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  • Hannes Messemer : Le colonel Muller
  • Sandra Milo : Olga
  • Giovanna Ralli : Valeria
  • Anne Vernon : Carla Fassio
  • And with: Vittorio Caprioli, Giuseppe Rossetti, Lucia Modugno, Luciano Pigozzi, Nando Angelini, Bernardo Menicacci, Kurt Polter


  • Director Roberto Rossellini
  • Scenario Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbri, Indro Montanelli, Piero Zuffi, Roberto Rossellini
  • Original work author Indro Montanelli
  • Photo director Carlo Carlini
  • Set Design Piero Zuffi
  • Costume Design Piero Zuffi
  • Sound Ovidio Del Grande
  • Editing Cesare Cavagna
  • Original music Renzo Rossellini
  • Producer Moris Ergas
  • Production Compagny Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont (SNEG) , Zebra Films
  • Distributor Gaumont

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1959
  • Release date for France11/11/1959
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
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