Until a more 'complete' version is available (the one I saw was 71 min), I choose to 'see through' the incompleteness and some banal elements at the end, and be very touched by this perceptive piece where empathy vacillatingly floats between people and even into things themselves.
I only watched six movies by Rossellini and five of them were pure shit: I'm refering to "The Taking of Power By Louis XIV", "Rome Open City", "Germania Ano Zero", "Joan of Arc at the Stake" and this one, "Fear". The other one was "Voyage to Italy", which is interesting only as a curiosity (the first essay film?) because it isn't really that good. I now consider Rossellini to be the most overrated director ever.