Open City (1945) Italian Film DVD Release Jan 26, 2010

The DVD of the Italian war classic drama Open City (1945), directed by Roberto Rossellini with Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani in lead roles, was released on Jan 26, 2010. The film won many awards including the Cannes Film Festival award and was nominated for the Academy awards, USA.

Jan 27, 2010 (CalcuttaTube): The DVD of the Italian war classic drama Open City (1945), directed by Roberto Rossellini with  Aldo Fabrizi,  Anna Magnani in lead roles, was released on Jan 26, 2010. The film, made in black and white, was released in the USA, Italy, France. The film won many awards including the Cannes Film Festival award and was nominated for the Academy awards, USA.

Awards and Achievements:

Academy Awards, USA
1947
•      Nominated, Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay
Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini

Cannes Film Festival
1946
•      Won, Grand Prize of the Festival
Roberto Rossellini

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
1946
•      Won, Silver Ribbon
Best Film (Miglior Film a Soggetto)
•      Won, Silver Ribbon
Best Supporting Actress (Migliore Interpretazione Femminile di Carattere)
Anna Magnani

National Board of Review, USA
1946
•      Won, NBR Award
Best Foreign Film
• Italy.
•      Won, NBR Award
Best Actress
Anna Magnani

New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1946
•      Won, NYFCC Award
Best Foreign Language Film
• Italy.

Cast and Crew:

Directed by
Roberto Rossellini

Writers
Story
Sergio Amidei Uncredited and
Alberto Consiglio Uncredited
Sergio Amidei Writer and
Federico Fellini Writer and
Roberto Rossellini Uncredited

Producers
Giuseppe Amato … producer (uncredited)
Ferruccio De Martino … producer (uncredited)
Rod E. Geiger … producer (uncredited)
Roberto Rossellini … producer (uncredited)

Cast – in credits order  (verified as complete)
Aldo Fabrizi … Don Pietro Pellegrini
Anna Magnani … Pina
Marcello Pagliero … Giorgio Manfredi aka Luigi Ferraris
Vito Annichiarico … Piccolo Marcello
Nando Bruno … Agostino
Harry Feist … Major Bergmann
Giovanna Galletti … Ingrid
Francesco Grandjacquet … Francesco
Passarelli¹ … Neighborhood Police Sergeant
Maria Michi … Marina Mari
Carla Rovere … Lauretta
Carlo Sindici … Police Commissioner
Van Hulzen¹ … Captain Hartmann
A. Tolnay¹ … Austrian Deserter
Other credited cast listed alphabetically
Turi Pandolfini … Granfather (uncredited)
Amalia Pellegrini … Nannina (uncredited)
Alberto Tavazzi … The priest (uncredited)

Original Music
Renzo Rossellini

Cinematographers
Ubaldo Arata

Editors
Eraldo Da Roma

Production Designers
Rosario Megna

Production Managers
Mario Del Papa … production manager

Second Unit Directors or Assistant Directors
Sergio Amidei … assistant director
Federico Fellini … assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department
Raffaele Del Monte … sound

Visual Effects Department
Stefano Ballirano … digital restoration supervisor (restored version)
Stefano Camberini … digital restoration artist (restored version)
Pablo Mariano Picabea … film recording (restored version)
Paolo Verrucci … digital color grading restoration (restored version)

Camera and Electrical Department
Vincenzo Seratrice … camera operator

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