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A.k.a.
Journey to Italy
Year
1954
Runtime
85 min.
Director
Roberto Rossellini
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
4,771
Checks
2,119
Favs
171
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
8.1% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    An English couple learning to love and fight like Italians. 7 years 3 months ago
  2. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    The painful art of marriage. 6 years 5 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    In Roberto Rossellini's Journey to Italy, the impeccable Ingrid Bergman and so-British George Sanders are a couple on the last leg of their marriage, visiting Naples because of an inheritance. In the pressure cooker of the trip, their loveless arrangement starts to collapse further, providing us with a textured and well-observed portrait. He deals with it by being remote, casually cruel and using his masculine privilege to open up his options. She deals with it by putting the responsibility on herself, of course. She's a romantic - which he chastises her for - and in a romantic Italian setting, it's hard to avoid thinking about what one is missing, and where it all went wrong. Rossellini uses the setting to great advantage, a ruined marriage among the ruins of the Roman empire, where every location tells a story that speaks to Bergman's character, tells her about human nature, reminds her of loss, makes her yearn for the eternal. I don't know that I believe the ending, but in the short term, it works psychologically. And given how everything else in this quiet little picture is so well-judged, I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. 9 months 1 week ago
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  1. This movie ranks #4 in FilmTV's 100 Greatest Italian Films
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  2. This movie ranks #35 in Akira Kurosawa's A Dream is a Genius
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  3. This movie ranks #50 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  4. This movie ranks #73 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  5. This movie ranks #93 in 100 Road Movies (BFI Screen Guide)
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  6. This movie ranks #125 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
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  7. This movie ranks #241 in Il Grande Cinema Italiano
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  8. This movie ranks #263 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #457 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  10. This movie ranks #532 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
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  11. This movie ranks #780 in The Criterion Collection
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  12. This movie ranks #953 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #980 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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