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  1. Stefano Campagna's rating of the film Paisan

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Paisan

    Une oeuvre essentielle !

  3. DVC's rating of the film Paisan

  4. Aardsy's rating of the film Paisan

    Misery, brotherhood and hope all come out.

  5. ermete polpette's rating of the film Paisan

  6. nessmj's rating of the film Paisan

    The destructive nature of humans in 6 very tight vignettes. Covers the beauty/tragedy of communication barriers, the cost of family, ego and obligation, the brutality one faces in times of war. An absolutely massive piece of work, the pace of the film works to make us feel rushed as one would when there is no time to really adjust, to assess one's place in this construct. There isn't much like this.

  7. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film Paisan

    Neorealism isn't just filming among ruins and poor streets, it's favouring people living and being in a moment, without breaking the space and time that surrounds them, and so being unable to grasp the whole story. In that sense, Paisà goes further than Roma, Città Aperta: in all of its episodes there's something elliptically left out, as we go along with the characters in circumstances that overwhelm them (and us).

  8. film_lies101's rating of the film Paisan

    I'll have to give this a re-watch, but the multiple stories offer little to hold onto. Perhaps, that is the point as the film is successful at capturing multiple viewpoints from multiple characters. The acting is definitely the weakest aspect, far from what we usually get from neo-realist films.

  9. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Paisan

    Perpetually uninteresting and lacking in anything that can keep the viewer in it's grasp. Six different vignettes told during WWII in Italy, all of which mostly lack any real power. Not as good as Rome, Open City, a film I wasn't even that big on either. Comes off as insignificant and poorly constructed.

  10. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Paisan

  11. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Paisan

    Not easy to see this now in the spirit audiences would recognize at the time.

  12. SoulBrotherNo1's rating of the film Paisan

    7/10 - Paisan is like a movie consisting of 6 neorealist mini-movies, which, if you look at them separately, are pretty good but don't really hit the level of the great masterpieces of the movement. There are some interesting overarching themese that make the whole better than the sum of its parts though.

  13. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Paisan

  14. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Paisan

    The roughness of Paisan (the acting, writing, and one hilariously obvious continuity error) proposes that sincerity, morality, and relevance are far more important than any notion of professional polish. On that scale, this string of episodes and encounters is remarkable to this day, a patchwork of a moment in time and the forerunner to the Babel school of social realism. And still richer than any of them.

  15. msmichel's rating of the film Paisan

    Classic Rossellini shot in the rumbles of post war Italy telling the story of the American liberation through six vignettes following the landing in '43 through the final retreat in late '44. Earliest humanistic chapters truly shine and the grand total is oft emotional and poignant.

  16. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Paisan

    Historias cortas sobre encuentros furtivos, aquellos que usualmente serán separados, frustrados o ultrajados por lso hechos o las consecuencias de la guerra. Rossellini, en 6 historias, intenta condensar cómo la amistad, el amor o la camaradería, son utopías en medio de ese enorme comflicto. Las 3 primeras son las mejores historias. Hay humanidad y sensibilidad en ellas, en especial en la de un soldado y un niño.

  17. Sebastião Barata's rating of the film Paisan

    The worst part of the War Trilogy, yet still a great piece of work

  18. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Paisan

    Rossellini sforna un'autentica meraviglia,che si inserisce alla grande in un'epica trilogia storica.La macchina da presa sfiora e lambisce un Paese distrutto,angosciato,buio,in un collasso totale.Momenti di pura sofferenza,la speranza sembra minima e l'affresco corale che ne viene fuori è devastante.Un pò discontinuo,ma con vette di assoluta maestria che contribuiscono a creare un vero manifesto del NeoRealismo.4*

  19. Lorna Singh's rating of the film Paisan

    Six short stories,all compelling documents and huge in their emotional impact of the horrors of war.

  20. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Paisan

    The most ambitious film I've seen from Rossellini yet!

  21. Ciprian David's rating of the film Paisan

    <3 <3 <3! The episodes made me think of Renoirs La règle du jeu, which schifted characters importance smoothly, without having the story embedded in a macro narration. Each episode was very strong though, and one could see them as a dialectical clash between realistic drama and melodram, the drama alwaysfinisching on top.

  22. Guillermo Padilla's rating of the film Paisan

    La inesperada siniestralidad de este film humano en lo tragico y desalentador como la guerra misma, lo convierte en un film atipico sobre la guerra que merece ser bien revisado.

  23. flobota's rating of the film Paisan

    hm yeah it's important, historic and the stories are still quite nice. but does it have to have so many one shots? neorealism this, neorealism that. but long shots are mostly boring.

  24. Christopher Taylor's rating of the film Paisan

    An excellent pastiche of small stories to illustrate a bigger picture. My favorite one is the soldier who falls in love with the girl that has changed over the course of six months. People mirroring the changes in Italy at that time.

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