Il Generale Della Rovere: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1959) / Region 1
Il Generale Della Rovere: The Criterion Collection

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Il Generale Della Rovere: The Criterion Collection

In a magnetic performance, Vittorio De Sica is Bardone, an opportunistic rascal in wartime Genoa, conning and cheating his fellow Italians, exploiting their tragedies by promising to help find their missing loved ones in exchange for money. But when the Nazis him to impersonate a dead partisan general in prison to extract information from fellow inmates, Bardone finds himself wrestling with his conscience for the first time. Roberto Rossellini's gripping drama, among his most commercially popular films, is further evidence of the compassionate artistry of one cinema's most important voices.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 17 2008
  • Production Year 1959
  • Empire SKU 1444710
  • UPC Code 715515042611
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New video interviews with Isabella, Renzo, and Ingrid Rossellini, as well as film scholar Adriano Aprà
The Choice, a new visual essay by Tag Gallagher, author of The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini
Original theatrical trailer
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic James Monaco and an excerpt from a 2000 interview with Indro Montanelli, the author of the story that inspired the film


  • Audio
    Italian Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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