skip navigation
Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)



Also Known As: Died: June 4, 1977
Born: May 8, 1906 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Director ...
RATE AND COMMENT

COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
L'età di Cosimo de Medici (1979) as Director
Set during the Florentine Renaissance, the story of artist Leone Battista Alberti and his powerful patron, Cosimo de'Medici.
2.
Messiah, The (1975) as Director
3.
Year One (1974) as Director
An account of Italian history from World War II to the mid-1950s, centering on the career of the Christian Democrat leader Alcide De Gasperi.
4.
Cartesius (1973) as Director
5.
Blaise Pascal (1972) as Director
A biography about the 17th century French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal.
6.
Augustine Of Hippo (1972) as Director
A historical drama that focuses on the life of Saint Augustine, the fifth-century theologian.
7.
Socrates (1971) as Director
A historical drama that focuses on the last days of the ancient orator and philosopher Socrates.
8.
The Rise of Louis XIV (1970) as Director
9.
Rise to Power of Louis XIV, The (1966) as Director
Historical saga chronicles the life of one of France's infamous kings.
10.
RoGoPag (1962) as Director ("Illibatezza")
LA RICOTTA Nelle campagne fuori Roma, un regista (Orson Welles) sta girando un film di carattere religioso. Durante le riprese della crocifissione di Cristo, la comparsa Stracci, che interpreta uno dei ladroni, lascia ai propri familiari affamati il cestino fornito dalla produzione e, preso dai morsi della fame, si avventa su una tavola imbandita per le riprese e divora una enorme quantita di ricotta. Mentre F appeso in croce si sente male per l'indigestione di ricotta e muore, proprio come il ladrone del Vangelo.
11.
Black Soul (1962) as Director
A man with a past gets married and it seems that he will be able to start a new life, but an unexpected inheritance gets in the way and deteriorates the relationship with his wife.
12.
Vanina Vanini (1961) as Director
A revolutionary escapres into the palace of an Italian princess and the two fall in love, but when his plans for political uprising begin to take precedence over their love, she turns him into the authorities.
13.
14.
General Della Rovere (1959) as Director
A con man is captured by the Nazis during World War II and forced to enter a prison, posing as a captured general, to weed out rebel leaders of the Italian Resistasnce. Once there, however, he has a change of heart, joins the cause of the rebels, and awaits the price he will pay for it.
15.
India: Matri Bhumi (1959)
A sublime collection of dramatic vignettes set in India.
16.
Giovanna d'Arco al Rogo (1955) as Director
Dramatic live performance of Paul Honegger's oratorio.
17.
Journey to Italy (1955) as Director
A married couple seek insight and direction within their relationship in Italy.
18.
Fear (1954) as Director
The wife of a prominent scientist is blackmailed after her extramarital affair is discovered.
19.
Dov'e la liberta...? (1954)
A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocracy of his own relatives and decides to return behind bars.
20.
Siamo Donne (1953) as Director ("Ingrid Bergman")
21.
Europa '51 (1952) as Director
When a well-off woman loses her son, her recovery confronts her with the problems of the less fortunate.
22.
Sept peches capitaux, Les (1952) as Director ("Envy")
A French/Italian co-production with two episodes from Italy and five from France covering the seven deadly sins---actually eight as two of the sins are covered in one episode while a new "eighth unknown sin" has an episode of its own. Gerald Philipe is a wry, flip carnival barker who introduces each episode and then narrates the last episode dealing with the "eighth unknown sin" which is the sin of thinking evil where none exists. The first Italian contribution is "Avarice and Anger" concerning a well-to-do real estate agent (Eduardo Filippo) and his frowzy wife (Isa Miranda), both uncompromisingly selfish in love and economics; the second Italian entry, "Envy", directed by Roberto Rossellini, from a story by Colette, is a glimpse into the newly-married life of an aging artist and his young wife, whom he treats as a chattel and she, consumed by the envy of his talent, friends and even his cat, tries to do away with the cat; "Pride" is about a couple of down-at-the-heels aristocarts trying to keep up pretenses in the face of utter poverty; "Lust" shows the devastating effects of careless adult behavior on an impressionable child; "Sloth" shows the powers above deciding that life on earth is moving at a too-fast pace and they send an emissary to slow things down, while "Gluttony" is a burlesque piece that the reviewers of the day called in bad taste.
23.
Machine That Kills Bad People, The (1952) as Director
A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers."
24.
Stromboli (1950) as Director
A refugee marries a Sicilian fisherman but can't cope with the harshness of her new life.
25.
Flowers of St. Francis (1950) as Director
St. Francis of Assisi sends his followers into the world to spread God's word.
26.
Germania Anno Zero (1947) as Director
A young boy fighting to survive in postwar Germany falls under a former teacher's corruptive influence.
27.
Paisà (1946) as Director
Short vignettes reveal the personal effects of the Allied invasion of Italy.
28.
Open City (1946) as Director
Towards the end of WWII, Italian underground workers stand up to the Nazis.
29.
Desiderio (1946) as Director
30.
Pilota Ritorna, Un (1942) as Director
A young Italian pilot is interned in a British prison camp after his plane is shot down during the war against Greece. He falls in love with a doctor's daughter and manages to escape during a bombardment. He reaches home, wounded, just as news arrives of the Greek surrender.

Cast (feature film)


Writer (feature film)

32.
Messiah, The (1975) as Screenwriter
33.
Year One (1974) as Screenwriter
An account of Italian history from World War II to the mid-1950s, centering on the career of the Christian Democrat leader Alcide De Gasperi.
34.
Blaise Pascal (1972) as Screenwriter
A biography about the 17th century French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal.
35.
Socrates (1971) as Screenwriter
A historical drama that focuses on the last days of the ancient orator and philosopher Socrates.
36.
Les carabiniers (1968) as Screenwriter
Two soldiers from an unnamed country are caught up in an absurd war.
37.
RoGoPag (1962) as Screenplay ("Illibatezza")
LA RICOTTA Nelle campagne fuori Roma, un regista (Orson Welles) sta girando un film di carattere religioso. Durante le riprese della crocifissione di Cristo, la comparsa Stracci, che interpreta uno dei ladroni, lascia ai propri familiari affamati il cestino fornito dalla produzione e, preso dai morsi della fame, si avventa su una tavola imbandita per le riprese e divora una enorme quantita di ricotta. Mentre F appeso in croce si sente male per l'indigestione di ricotta e muore, proprio come il ladrone del Vangelo.
38.
Black Soul (1962) as Screenwriter
A man with a past gets married and it seems that he will be able to start a new life, but an unexpected inheritance gets in the way and deteriorates the relationship with his wife.
39.
Vanina Vanini (1961) as Screenwriter
A revolutionary escapres into the palace of an Italian princess and the two fall in love, but when his plans for political uprising begin to take precedence over their love, she turns him into the authorities.
40.
General Della Rovere (1959) as Screenwriter
A con man is captured by the Nazis during World War II and forced to enter a prison, posing as a captured general, to weed out rebel leaders of the Italian Resistasnce. Once there, however, he has a change of heart, joins the cause of the rebels, and awaits the price he will pay for it.
41.
Machine That Kills Bad People, The (1952) as Screenwriter
A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers."
42.
Sept peches capitaux, Les (1952) as Screenplay ("Envy")
A French/Italian co-production with two episodes from Italy and five from France covering the seven deadly sins---actually eight as two of the sins are covered in one episode while a new "eighth unknown sin" has an episode of its own. Gerald Philipe is a wry, flip carnival barker who introduces each episode and then narrates the last episode dealing with the "eighth unknown sin" which is the sin of thinking evil where none exists. The first Italian contribution is "Avarice and Anger" concerning a well-to-do real estate agent (Eduardo Filippo) and his frowzy wife (Isa Miranda), both uncompromisingly selfish in love and economics; the second Italian entry, "Envy", directed by Roberto Rossellini, from a story by Colette, is a glimpse into the newly-married life of an aging artist and his young wife, whom he treats as a chattel and she, consumed by the envy of his talent, friends and even his cat, tries to do away with the cat; "Pride" is about a couple of down-at-the-heels aristocarts trying to keep up pretenses in the face of utter poverty; "Lust" shows the devastating effects of careless adult behavior on an impressionable child; "Sloth" shows the powers above deciding that life on earth is moving at a too-fast pace and they send an emissary to slow things down, while "Gluttony" is a burlesque piece that the reviewers of the day called in bad taste.
43.
Europa '51 (1952) as Screenwriter
When a well-off woman loses her son, her recovery confronts her with the problems of the less fortunate.
44.
Stromboli (1950) as Story
A refugee marries a Sicilian fisherman but can't cope with the harshness of her new life.
45.
Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
St. Francis of Assisi sends his followers into the world to spread God's word.
46.
Germania Anno Zero (1947) as From Story
A young boy fighting to survive in postwar Germany falls under a former teacher's corruptive influence.
47.
Germania Anno Zero (1947) as Screenwriter
A young boy fighting to survive in postwar Germany falls under a former teacher's corruptive influence.
48.
Paisà (1946) as Screenwriter
Short vignettes reveal the personal effects of the Allied invasion of Italy.
49.
Pilota Ritorna, Un (1942) as Screenwriter
A young Italian pilot is interned in a British prison camp after his plane is shot down during the war against Greece. He falls in love with a doctor's daughter and manages to escape during a bombardment. He reaches home, wounded, just as news arrives of the Greek surrender.

Producer (feature film)

50.
Night of Counting the Years (1978) as Producer
The story of conflicts among tomb-robbers in the Horrabat tribe at the time when a cache of royal mummies was discovered at Deir Al-Bahari in 1881 by archaeologists from Cairo.
51.
Blood on the Balcony (1964) as Producer
52.
Machine That Kills Bad People, The (1952) as Producer
A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers."
53.
Europa '51 (1952) as Producer
When a well-off woman loses her son, her recovery confronts her with the problems of the less fortunate.
54.
Stromboli (1950) as Producer
A refugee marries a Sicilian fisherman but can't cope with the harshness of her new life.

Editing (feature film)

55.
Socrates (1971) as Editor
A historical drama that focuses on the last days of the ancient orator and philosopher Socrates.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute