General della Rovere
- Original title
Il generale Della Rovere
- Running time
- 132 min.
Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbri, Indro Montanelli (Novel: Indro Montanelli)
Vittorio De Sica,
Co-production Italy-France; Zebra Films / Gaumont
Drama | II World War
- Synopsis / Plot
- Genoa, 1943. Grimaldi is a swindler, pretending to be a colonel in the Italian army to get money from the family of people put into jail by the Nazis. Once caught, the Gestapo makes a deal with him : he will stay alive if he impersonates the General Della Rovere, a leader of the Resistance who has just been shot by the Nazis, to be put into a political jail where he is supposed to identify another Resistance leader.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Lenguage Film
: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Language Films
: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Production
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