in about 100 words or less
Italy 134m, B&W
Director: Roberto Rossellini; Cast: Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Dots Johnson, Alfonsino, Maria Michi, Gar Moore, Harriet Medin, Renzo Avanzo, William Tubbs, Dale Edmonds, Cigolani
In six short bittersweet stories, Paisà is the story of the Allied invasion and eventual liberation of Italy from the Germans during WWII. A mix of action and documentary styles, the film includes a mix of English and Italian dialogue, which highlights the cultural differences between the American troops and the local Italian folks which they encounter. Often resulting in mutual misunderstanding and mistrust, problems in communication provide the fuel for drama in this unique and interesting war film (Klaus Ming April 2014).