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General Della Rovere

Il generale Della Rovere

Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Italy, 1959
Drama, War


A magnetic Vittorio De Sica is Bardone, an opportunistic rascal in wartime Genoa forced by the Nazis to impersonate a dead partisan general in prison to extract information from fellow inmates. Roberto Rossellini’s gripping drama is among his most commercially popular films.

General Della Rovere Directed by Roberto Rossellini

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1959 | 2 wins including: OCIC Award

1959 | Special Mention

Academy Awards

1962 | Nominee: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

National Board of Review

1960 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

San Francisco International Film Festival

1959 | 5 wins including: Best Film

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