General della Rovere

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General della Rovere
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Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Written by Sergio Amidei
Starring Vittorio De Sica
Hannes Messemer
Release dates September 1959 (1959-09) (VIFF)
7 October 1959 (1959-10-07)
Running time 138 minutes
Country Italy
France
Language Italian
German

General della Rovere (Italian: Il generale della Rovere) is a 1959 Italian film directed by Roberto Rossellini. The film is based on a novel by Indro Montanelli which was in turn based on a true story.

Plot[edit]

The film tells the story of a petty thief (played by Vittorio De Sica) who is hired by the Nazis to impersonate an Italian resistance leader, General della Rovere, and infiltrate a group of resistance prisoners in a Milan prison.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

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