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The village is a harsh place carved from the cinders of the mountainside, and half-deserted. Living in an Italian refugee camp in , the beautiful Karin meets Antonio, a resident of the men’s camp. It is of course an erudite treatise on Catholic guilt, better than any inner demons Bergman exorcised on celluloid. More portents; the kids she encounters in her wanderings om sunbaked rock. Antonio does love Karin, but love is not enough. An elemental man, he accepts that what you is eat is what you kill. DVD Jul 20, “Please retry”. Karin will get into despair, tremendously affected by people from that area.

Sunday, September 6 , ,. But the existence of that God will afect you only if you make the great leap of faith first. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. In the second, a pregnant woman believes she is carrying the child of Saint Joseph. Even in a displaced persons camp, Ingrid Bergman, as Karen, a Lithuanian refugee, manages to dress better and look more beautiful than everyone around her. Ingrid Bergman We, the Women:

Apart from the brilliant scenes I mentioned above, I really liked the harsh depiction of the patriarchy that unfortunately still exists and thrives especially in the South of Italy. The leading man, Clive Brook, would soon be exported to Hollywood. Stromboli Land of God YOu’re right about the Antonioni link to Voyage to Italy, of course, but I think Rossellini was channeling englosh fully through this era that was expanded upon later.

In effect, STROMBOLI was the first filmic expression of alienation, literally in the plot device of having Karin played by Bergman a displaced person, and metaphorically in scenes such as the one in which Karin is walking through the town and hears voices – she knows that they’re talking about her, but she can’t understand what they’re saying.

This case is different. In that world it is a given that the man subtiitles the boss. This would not be how it would appear in reality, but in that case we wouldn’t see or know anything. Rossellini chose possible elements of the environment or popular habits and filmed them in the movie, putting Karen in it like an extrernal observator.

Subtihles film IS setting.

Stromboli (Terra di Dio) – 1/2 (1950 drama film ENG) Roberto Rossellini Ingrid Bergman

It could have been a simple story of religious lore, like Job. But if we allow ourselves to be one with and embody the mastered world?


Englis, in today’s standard of living, this would not have made much difference, we hear about such things going on in Hollywood all the time. In another take, the hero puts a ferret after a rabbit and enjoyably watches his wife’s distress with the killing. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Close Menu Search Criterion Submit. Definitely my favorite Rossellini, a director I’ve had some trouble approaching.

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Bergman, as always, is excellent. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It is stomboli a sort of home movie, documenting the life of a hard-working movie star as she struggles to maintain a burgeoning family, a sprawling villa, and a magnificent garden—the latter having been invaded by a rose-gobbling chicken from the house next door.

The woman filled with desires to please, planning for happiness. Also, I have no doubt englissh all of the tuna that we see being harvested was ultimately eaten. One way to interpret this is that perhaps Rossellini wants us to feel as though Bergman feels, meaning the sense of confusion, alienation and isolation.

I only watched this to see Ingrid Bergman, but even she couldn’t make it worth the grueling torture and boredom of this very dull, occasionally disturbing film. If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma.

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I hate when other interests interfere with artistic purposes, and here the last moments are definitely flawed with an out of the blue realization of the power and existence of God for no good reason. Bergman, in possibly her best role, plays a young Lithuanian woman who has lived a sort of decadent life.

As Antonio speaks English ineffectually, husband-and-wife communication is weak. Karin suffers so much–a war refugee, internment camp resident and then harried wife and social pariah on a desolate island–that it is easy to see how she is blind to faith.

There is suubtitles realism in the tuna fishing sequence and harsh realism in the desolate landscape and close-ups of island people, but Rossellini did not seem to have a well developed or finished script in subtitlee when he began shooting what others have called a “masterpiece”. The language barrier has tragic consequences in a series of unrelated stories set during the Italian Campaign of WWII.

I have eaten tuna all my life and haven’t enflish much where it comes from. They eventually had a torrid and scandalous affair, got married, had 3 children together, and eventually churned out 6 films during their collaboration. By the time Roberto Rossellini joined forces with the international superstar Ingrid Bergman in the late s, he had already left an indelible mark on the history of film with his groundbreaking works of neorealism, including Rome Open City, Paisan….


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When the volcano blew we hoped for a merciful end to the suffering ours and the casts’. However his actions seemed to me pretty inconclusive, at first he expresses himself overly optimistic, in an almost derisory way, as to the functionality of the ill fitted marriage of the heroine, then he declares himself incapable of helping the heroine, throwing her back onto herself in matters of religious belief.

It’s inconceivable that Bergman would choose both this movie and its director over a lucrative Hollywood career where she could choose among the finest scripts and directors being offered at that time.

Other recent commentaries on this film call it a “masterpiece”. I think one version I saw didn’t even have this sequence in it! When its owner refuses to fence in the feathered menace, Bergman concocts an elaborate plot—out of Gaslight? Sign in to vote. Pay attention to her facial expressions while contemplating how the fishermen catch the tune, how really vulnerable she looks.

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Like the island they all inhabit, the film is desolate and without color or life. Please try again later. Antonio falls in love with her and asks her to marry him.

It fits nothing before or after in tone because for that brief moment she escapes reality to show us what is going on inside her. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: I tried ennglish to like this one but I just could not find a reason to do so.

But, I have to live in it too and I’m not an animal. Even while the Italians are speaking in their native language, the subtitles are not provided. She has made a fool of him.