General della Rovere
General della Rovere (1959)

In this film, Vittorio DeSica plays a black-market criminal, arrested by the Nazis who force him to impersonate a recently executed Italian general in hopes that he will direct them to the leader of the Resistance. DeSica gives a terrific… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Mark Bourne

Although the film's second half tends to drift toward the stagy and sermonic, Bardone's transformation from a petty chameleon-charlatan to the moral hero and man of conscience is moving and potent, in no small way thanks to De Sica's carefully modulated p

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

A fascinating crossroads in Rossellini's career.

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Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

Rosselini enlivens a fundamentally stagebound, potentially schematic tale of personal redemption with attention to detail so painstaking, it threatens to bury the narrative.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's too contrived to be as good as Rossellini's WW II films from the 1940s, but it has its own unique power in chillingly capturing the collective horror of fascism at work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "General Della Rovere," Colonel Grimaldi(Vittorio De Sica), retired, makes his first appearance just after curfew ends in occupied Genoa at 6:00 am… More