General Della Rovere

Il Generale Della Rovere
by Roberto Rossellini2h171959Italy
General Della Rovere

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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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  • Credits

    • Distributor : Gaumont
    • Production Compagny : Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont (SNEG) , Zebra Films
    • Director : Roberto Rossellini
    • Scenario : Roberto Rossellini, Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbri, Piero Zuffi, Indro Montanelli
    • Sound Recorder : Ovidio Del Grande
    • Original Music : Renzo Rossellini
    • Photo Director : Carlo Carlini
    • Costume Design : Piero Zuffi
    • Set Decoration : Piero Zuffi
    • Original Work Author : Indro Montanelli
    • Producer : Moris Ergas
    • Editing : Cesare Cavagna
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1959
    • French release date : 11 novembre 1959
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language :

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