Stromboli, Terra di Dio


Time Out says

In Rossellini's first film with Bergman, the overpowering symbol of the volcanic island almost overwhelms its delicate story: a World War II refugee (Bergman) marries a young fisherman to escape from an internment camp. Brutalised by war, but coming to loathe the terrifying savagery of the island, her drama is a conflict between self-pity and acceptance of Something Greater. Praised as an example of cinema devoid of the excesses of formal artifice, a 'lesson in humility', its achievement is less modest: a sequence of tunny-fishing remains one of the most amazing ever filmed. (The English-language version distributed by RKO was cut to 82 minutes.)


Release details

107 mins

Cast and crew

Roberto Rossellini
Sergio Amidei, Gian Paolo Callegari, Roberto Rossellini
Ingrid Bergman
Mario Vitale
Renzo Cesana
Mario Sponza