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- Europe '51
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Nice social message, Bergman kills it- as you'd expect, and Giulietta Masina's little role is a treat. My enjoyment was hindered by that irritating trope of early 50's cinema: a completely illogical justice system that serves solely to be antagonistic. Bugged the hell out of me.
At times the movie reminded me (stylistically) of von Sternberg's Dietrich: The Scarlet Empress (1934), Shanghai Express (1932).
Scorsese said: "After making The Flowers of St. Francis, Rossellini asked, what would a modern-day saint be like? I think they based it on Simone Weil, and Ingrid Bergman played the part."
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This movie ranks #29 in FilmTV's 100 Greatest Italian Films
This movie ranks #80 in Il Grande Cinema Italiano
This movie ranks #241 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #330 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
This movie ranks #391 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #435 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
This movie ranks #627 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #779 in The Criterion Collection