Rome, Open City
Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero...
Life stories cross, while Rome is occupied by the Nazis. Pina loves Francesco, an illegal printer. Giorgio Manfredi is the leader of the Roman resistance movement. Father Pietro, a parish priest, helps the resistance by transmitting messages and money. The Gestapo commander in the city, with the help of the Italian police commissioner, captures Giorgio and the priest, and interrogates Giorgio violently. They attempt to use Pietro’s religious beliefs to convince him to betray his cause, citing that he allies himself with atheists. Pietro responds that anyone who strives to help others is on the path of God, whether they believe in Him or not.