Created around the era of WWII in war-torn Italy and Germany, these three films made lasting marks on the history of cinema. With amateur casts and experimental storytelling, they stand as a grim reminder of the effects of war on Europe in the 20th century. Includes Rome Open City (Anna Magnani. 1945/103 min), Paisan (Gar Moore. 1946/120 min) and Germany Year Zero (Edmund Maschke. 1948/78 min). Directed by Roberto Rossellini. In Italian with English subtitles. Also includes audio commentary tracks with film scholars, feature-length documentary on Rossellini, visual essay by Mark Shiel on Rossellini's use of urban settings, new interviews with Rossellini scholar Adriano Apr‰, film critic Father Virgilio Fantuzzi and filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani and booklet featuring essays by James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin MacCabe and Jonathan Rosenbaum on 3 DVDs. B&w/NR/fullscreen.