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Rome, Open City (Roma città aperta)

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Rome, Open City (Roma città aperta)
Roma citta aperta Poster.jpg
Original Italian poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Release Date 1945
Language Italian
Studio Excelsa Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Don Pietro Pellegrini Aldo Fabrizi
Giorgio Manfredi Marcello Pagliero
Francesco Francesco Grandjacquet
Pina Anna Magnani
Marcello Vito Annichiarico
Marina Mari Maria Michi
SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Bergmann Harry Feist
Ingrid Giovanna Galletti

Rome, Open City (Roma città aperta) is a 1945 Italian B&W war drama directed by Roberto Rossellini. The story is set in Autumn 1944 in occupied Rome and depicts the fate of Don Pietro Pellegrini, a Catholic priest, who supports the Resistance. The movie is considered to start Italian Neorealism in cinema. It won several awards, including Cannes' Grand Prize in 1946, and was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar at the 19th Academy Awards.

The following weapons were used in the film Rome, Open City (Roma città aperta):


FN Model 1922

The Austrian (Ákos Tolnay) carries an FN Model 1922 when he visits don Pietro.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
Roma citta aperta-FN1922-1.jpg
The Austrian draws his pistol.

Luger P08

SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Bergmann (Harry Feist) uses a Luger P08 during the execution.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Bergmann draws his pistol.

Beretta Pistol

A pistol that appears to be some Beretta model is seen in hands of a Resistance fighter. Beretta M1934 is a likely guess.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
A Resistance fighter fires his pistol.

Submachine Guns

Beretta M1938A

Beretta Model 38A SMGs are seen in hands of Italian Blackshirts and Resistance fighters.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm
Blackshirts with Beretta M1938A SMGs patrol streets of night Rome.
A Blackshirt holds his SMG while looking for Giorgio in the basement of the house.
Resistance fighters carry Beretta 38A SMGs during the attack on German convoy with arrestees.


Some German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs.

MP40 - 9x19mm
An SS-Scharfuhrer carries an MP40 with unfolded stock.
Don Pietro Pellegrini (Aldo Fabrizi) hides an MP40 and a fuse bomb.


Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

Italian soldiers and carabiniers carry Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbines.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52mm
A carabinier escorts the prison car.
Roma citta aperta-Carcano-2.jpg
Soldiers of the firing squad hold Carcano carbines.

Karabiner 98k

Most German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier at the background carries a Karabiner 98k.
The shadow perfectly reveals features of 98k.

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