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Stromboli
7.3 out of 10

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Overall 8
8.0

coping with the Big Empty

Scott44, IMDb
16 November 2013
  • Summary: I enjoyed reading "erupting beauty" (The Big Combo, 2 February 2004) for a good summary of Stromboli. Zetes ("A vastly underrated masterpiece", zetes from Saint Paul, MN, 15 June 2002) and bkoganbing ("Ingrid and the volcano", bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York, 29 August 2012) both include good...
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Overall 5
5.0

Bleakness As far As the Eye Can See

romanorum1, IMDb
15 May 2013
  • Summary: Eager to escape a post-World war II internment camp after her emigration application to Argentina was denied for her questionable past, Karin (Ingrid Bergman) decides to marry Antonio (Mario Vitale), an Italian prisoner she has met on the other side of a barbed wire fence.
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Overall 10
10

the adventure before the letter

Daryl Chin (lqualls-dchin), IMDb
20 August 2007
  • Summary: Or L'AVVENTURA AVANT LA LETTRE, which actually encapsulates the situation of STROMBOLI. Although the recent death of Michelangelo Antonioni brought about many commentators who discussed the revolutionary effect of the first screenings of L'AVVENTURA (Martin Scorsese wrote such a piece which appeared...
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Overall 7
7.0

Vertical movie

manuel-pestalozzi, IMDb
6 March 2007
  • Summary: I must confess that I don't belong to those who consider this movie a big masterpiece. The main problem is Ingrid Bergman and her role. Somehow I found it hard to believe that a woman who seems to be reasonably urbane and worldly-wise, or at least streetwise, and who seems to have weathered...
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Overall 5
5.0

"La terra e dura qui": Setting as Character

bowlofsoul23, IMDb
4 April 2006
  • Summary: "La terra e dura qui." Ingrid Bergman is a powerhouse in this film (perhaps out of love and devotion to the director), but she still can't match the power of the menacing volcano on this remote island off the coast of Italy.
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Overall 7
7.0

Poor old Ingrid!!

cogs, IMDb
2 February 2005
  • Summary: "Stromboli" is a fascinating examination of suffering, desperation, faith and the desire for redemption. I've never liked Rossellini's films as much as Bresson's but I think the two directors often dealt with the same themes in similar ways, with minor stylistic variations.
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erupting beauty

The Big Combo, IMDb
2 February 2004
  • Summary: Stromboli is a film with the look of Flaherty's `Man of Aran' and the dramatics of von Trier's `Breaking the Waves'. The story is the tragedy of a woman named Karin, a Lithuanian refugee after WWII and her pursuit of a better life marrying an Italian peasant and moving down with him to his...
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Overall 10
10

A Masterpiece of the Neorealism in a Drama After the Second World War

Claudio Carvalho, IMDb
4 September 2003
  • Summary: Karin (the gorgeous and marvelous Ingrid Bergman) is a Lithuanian living in a camp of refugees after the Second World War. She has some unknown obscure past and Argentinean government refuses her request of political asylum.
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Overall 10
10

A flawed masterpiece

tsember, IMDb
3 February 2003
  • Summary: Stromboli Island is dominated by its continuously active (though infrequently deadly) volcano. The Tyrhennian island has a desolate look. Its men fish the waters north of Sicily and west of Calabria, its black-kerchiefed women mind their business and watch everyone else's.
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Overall 10
10

A vastly underrated masterpiece

zetes, IMDb
15 June 2002
  • Summary: An enormous step forward from his three neorealist classics listed above. Unfortunately, I think it might still be suffering from its original backlash. It was pounded by the critics at the time, but that was all for reasons outside the film itself (well, not exactly; the film seems to mimic real...
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