Paisan / Paisà

by Roberto Rossellini

Italy, 1946, 124', black&white

 

PAISAN is the second film of the 'Neorealist Trilogy'. It is divided into six episodes set in the Italian Campaign during World War II. 1st episode. A Sicilian girl befriends an American soldier. When the two are killed, the US soldiers believe she has betrayed. 2nd episode. A Napolitan rascal steals the boots from a black American soldier. But when the soldier discovers wher the young Italian lives, he is moved with pity and leaves the shoes behind him. 3rd episode. A Roman girl forced to prostitution encounters a soldier she had met on liberation day. But he does not want to have anything to do with her anymore. 4th episode. An English nurse uselessly wanders around Florence looking for a partisan she has fallen in love with. 5th episode. Three American chaplains of different confessions are welcomed to stay the night at a newly-liberated Roman Catholic monastery. When they sit down to supper, they understand that the monks have decided to convert the two heretics, one protestant, one jewish, in hopes of gaining the favor of Heaven. 6th episode. partisans and US paratroops are the victims of the ferocity of German Nazis.

Roberto Rossellini

Paisan / Paisà

Year: 
1946
Duration: 
124'

Roberto Rossellini

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Country: 
Italy Italy
Synopsis: 

 

PAISAN is the second film of the 'Neorealist Trilogy'. It is divided into six episodes set in the Italian Campaign during World War II. 1st episode. A Sicilian girl befriends an American soldier. When the two are killed, the US soldiers believe she has betrayed. 2nd episode. A Napolitan rascal steals the boots from a black American soldier. But when the soldier discovers wher the young Italian lives, he is moved with pity and leaves the shoes behind him. 3rd episode. A Roman girl forced to prostitution encounters a soldier she had met on liberation day. But he does not want to have anything to do with her anymore. 4th episode. An English nurse uselessly wanders around Florence looking for a partisan she has fallen in love with. 5th episode. Three American chaplains of different confessions are welcomed to stay the night at a newly-liberated Roman Catholic monastery. When they sit down to supper, they understand that the monks have decided to convert the two heretics, one protestant, one jewish, in hopes of gaining the favor of Heaven. 6th episode. partisans and US paratroops are the victims of the ferocity of German Nazis.

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