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    Open City (Francinex, 1946). French Affiche (30.5" X 46").
    Nazi occupied Rome is the setting of this landmark war drama from filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, which chronicles the lives of a few while the city is under siege. Written by Rossellini, with the aid of Sergio Amidei and Federico Fellini, the director began filming inside the German controlled city just prior to its liberation in 1944, giving the picture a gritty and true to life feel. Upon release, the film would earn a large audience state side, creating a greater awareness in America of international productions, and inspiring future filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, John Cassavetes, and Robert Altman. Prior to restoration, this haunting French poster had pinholes in the borders. There is a stain in the upper right border into "Francinex," and a stain in the upper left corner. Touchup work has been done to the folds. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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