Late 1950s war drama in which a thief becomes entangled in a Nazi plot to expose Italian Resistance fighters. As punishment for a crime he committed, con artist Grimaldi (Vittorio de Sica) is forced to infiltrate a Milan prison by German Army officer Colonel Mueller (Hannes Messemer). Posing as General della Rovere, Grimaldi attempts to uncover which prisoners are members of the Resistance. Over time, however, he forms a strong bond with these inmates, which makes him reconsider his duty to the Germans.
Interviews with composer Renzo Rossellini and scholar Adriano Apra, Comprehensive booklet featuring writing by Tag Gallagher and Peter Bondanella, as well a contemporary interview with director Roberto Rossellini
Release Date: 04 July 2011
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1959
Main Language: Italian