Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Still not sure how to paste pictures with the new computer. Damn kids with their newfangled contraptions...
Unfortunately, this is another Italian film. I don't think I have ever watched an Italian movie I like. I might be stuck in some sort of vicious movie cycle where I don't like Italian movies and then I just don't like the movie because it is Italian. They are just all so pretentious. I may use the word "temerity" more often than I should but even I put my foot down at a certain point.
All right, so this movie is divided into six vignettes. The book apologizes for the boredom and bad acting but insists the movie is still worth it because of...um...let me go check. Oh right, it is bleak and stark in its depiction of the horrors of war. The problem with this is how easily it becomes dated. We are so jaded now with war images, books, and movies that this is simply nothing new.
Now I am personally challenged. Will there ever be an Italian movie I like? Stay tuned if you can stand the suspense.
The monks in this movie are actual monks. Yes, I know that is not remotely intriguing. Really do not have a lot to go on here.