Paisan

Rated NR 134 minutes 1948

Roberto Rossellini's film, made in the aftermath of WWII, consists of six distinct chapters, showing various relationships between the American occupiers and the newly liberated Italians. Two of the outstanding episodes see black military policeman Dotts Johnson robbed of his shoes by a cheeky street urchin while the film ends with a reminder that the war was still not won, as German troops prefer to fight a battle to the death.

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Director: Roberto Rossellini

Cast: Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Dots M. Johnson, Alfonsino, Maria Michi, Gar Moore, Harriet White, Renzo Avanzo, Bill Tubbs, Dale Edmonds, Carlo Piscane, Mats Carlson, Gigi Gori, Cigolani, Lorena Berg, Benjamin Emmanuel, Raymond Campbell, Albert Heinz, Harold Wagner, Merline Berth, Leonard Parrish, Allen Dan, Merlin Hugo and Anthony La Penna

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