Giorni di gloria 1945
The first documentary on the German occupation of Rome and Italian resistance in the waning years of World War II.
It focuses on a notorious massacre of over 300 Italian prisoners in reprisal for a partisan attack on the SS in March 1944, and the post-war trial of some of the Italian fascists responsible. Several sequences (the removal of bodies from the Ardeatine caves and the executions by firing squad of the fascists in particular) are gruesome in the extreme, but the film is an essential complement to the picture given in works such as Rossellini's "Paisa" and "Rome, Open City".
Commissioned by the Allies’ Psychological Warfare Branch, the film was shot over two years by four soon-to-be major figures in postwar Italian cinema.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:10:27 | 4.12 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English, Italiano
Genre: Documentary

Directors: Giuseppe De Santis, Mario Serandrei, Marcello Pagliero, Luchino Visconti
Country: Italy, Switzerland

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