Agostino d'Ippona / Augustine of Hippo (1972)
In the time of the Roman Empire’s waning, decadent, self-indulgent days, the Algerian-born Catholic convert Augustine was appointed Bishop of Hippo in Roman North Africa. Seeing his own time, with its widespread poverty, greed and materialism, the Vietnam War, reflected in this fifth-century world, Roberto Rossellini turned his series of present-tense histories to the figure of Augustine, the splendid result being Agostino d’Ippona.
This biography tells the life story of Augustine during the last years of the Roman Empire. The film details Augustine's struggle to maintain religious decorum in a civilization on the verge of plunging into the Dark Ages.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:54:58 | 7.04 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Biography, History

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Cast: Dary Berkani, Virgilio Gazzolo, Cesare Barbetti
Country: Italy

Extras (no eng subs):
-- Preface by Aurore Renaut (9 min)
-- Roberto Rossellini (63 min) Documentary about master director Roberto Rossellini, who tells details of his life and childhood and visits the places where he has lived and shot some of his most famous movies.

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