Rossellini divides Italy - and his film - into six different pieces (with different actors and stories) relating to World War II; the result is middling. I found only one sequence of genuine interest - the one with the African-American soldier and the little boy, and even that came across as an amateurish Bicycle Thieves summary - whereas the rest of the pieces never lasted long enough to guarantee identification or develop characters. The ideas may be there, but the execution is weak, and it's basically a B-movie.
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Year Released: 1946