• Director(s)

    Roberto Rossellini

  • Production Year

    1945

  • Release date

    17/05/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    103m

  • Cast

    Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero

Film

Rome, Open City

moderate violence, injury detail, drug references

A group of resistance fighters seek refuge during the Nazi occupation of Rome in this 1945 Italian wartime drama, which features scenes of torture and execution which might be unsettling for younger viewers.

A group of resistance fighters seek refuge during the Nazi occupation of Rome in this 1945 Italian wartime drama, which features scenes of torture and execution which might be unsettling for younger viewers.

Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

threat and horror

language

sex

drugs

injury detail

discrimination

nudity

  • Director(s)

    Roberto Rossellini

  • Production Year

    1945

  • Release date

    17/05/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    103m

  • Cast

    Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero

moderate violence, injury detail, drug references
Classified Date:
04/04/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
BFI Films
violence
There are scenes in which Nazi soldiers inflict torture on imprisoned men using methods of burning, whipping and the removal of finger nails. However, this violence is shown only in part, with the torture largely occurring out of sight. A woman is shot in front of her young son after running after a vehicle that is taking away her fiance, and a man is executed by firing squad in front of a group of children, but these scenes are depicted without bloody detail.
threat and horror
Nazis take control of a city, search people's homes, round them up and threaten them.
language
Bad language is mild ('bugger', 'bloody', 'bastard'), and very mild ('God').
sex
There are implied references to sex work in a historical context.
drugs
A woman handles a phial labelled 'cocaine' and attempts to empty some of the contents onto the back of her hand; however, the phial is empty. It is implied that the woman has an addiction, but this issue is handled discreetly, and the substance is not mentioned verbally. It is later revealed that the woman is being groomed by another, who is feeding her drug habit in return for information about the resistance.
injury detail
Men are seen with bloodied faces and torsos, and with skin burns while being interrogated by Nazis for information about their resistance efforts.
alcohol and smoking
Scenes of smoking are reflective of the time period in which the film is set.
suicide and self-harm
A deserter is reported to have taken his own life.
Contains moderate violence
Classified Date:
05/12/2013
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
BFI Films
violence
One sequence shows the interrogation and torture of a suspected Resistance fighter. A man is tied in a chair and torture is implied by the victim's cries and by brief sight of blood on his face and chest. The victim is whipped and a blow torch is applied to his chest, with only brief sight of flames. More is suggested than actually depicted.
There is also implied drug misuse, with a character attempting to ingest liquid from a small glass bottle. Although the drug is neither seen nor identified, the character is admonished by a friend who tells them that addiction is bad.
Classified Date:
10/06/1947
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
London Film Prods Ltd
Classified Date:
15/07/1946
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
London Film Prods Ltd
Contains moderate violence
Classified Date:
21/03/2005
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Fremantlemedia Enterprise Ltd
Classified Date:
21/07/1993
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Connoisseur Video
Classified Date:
27/01/2014
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
BFI Films
Paperwork Remarks:
2014 Trailer
  • Classified date

    04/04/2024

  • Language

    Italian