The Assisi Underground

Overview

Set during World War II, The Assisi Underground deals with the efforts made by a handful of hardy European souls to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. Ben Cross plays a dynamic young Catholic priest who puts his own life on the line to save thousands of refugees from Nazi-occupied Italy. While the role of the Vatican in the war is still a matter of hot debate, there can be no denying that individuals like Cross existed: in fact, virtually every event depicted in this film is based on an actual event. Featured in the...
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Overview

Set during World War II, The Assisi Underground deals with the efforts made by a handful of hardy European souls to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. Ben Cross plays a dynamic young Catholic priest who puts his own life on the line to save thousands of refugees from Nazi-occupied Italy. While the role of the Vatican in the war is still a matter of hot debate, there can be no denying that individuals like Cross existed: in fact, virtually every event depicted in this film is based on an actual event. Featured in the all-star cast are James Mason, Irene Papas, and Maximillian Schell. When originally released, Assissi Underground clocked in at 178 minutes, resulting in a well-intentioned but frankly boring wartime epic. The producers whittled the running time down to 118 minutes for its general release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • UPC: 883904244547
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Source: Mgm Mod
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,363

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Cross Padre Rufino
James Mason Bishop Nicolini
Irene Papas Mother Giuseppina
Maximilian Schell Col. Mueller
Karlheinz Hackl Capt. Von Velden
Riccardo Cucciolla Luigi Brizzi
Angelo Infanti Giorgio Kropf
Paolo Malco Paolo Josza
Tom Felleghy Gen. Bremer
Delia Boccardo Countess Cristina
Roberto Bisacco Prof. Rieti
Didi Ramati Mrs. Eva Rieti
Pier Francesco Aiello Mario the Shoeshine Boy
Francesco Carnelutti Forester
Geoffrey Coppleston Police Chief Bertolucci
Matteo Corvino Brother Euralio
Claudia Costa Girl in Cafe Assisi
Gabriella D'Olive Sister Amata
Carlos de Carvalho English Officer
Lionello Pio di Savoia Col. Kruger
Paolo Giusti Lt. Podda
Samuel Goldzader Carlo Maionica
Rita Guerrieri Sister Alfonsina
Helmut Hagen Capt. Knabbe
Neil Hansen Lt. Philip Garrigue
David Cain Haughton English Officer
Tom Johnson Ovra Man
Mike Knevels Train Gestapo Man
Jorge Krimer Edward Gelb
Stefania Maccari Deborah Gelb
Marne Maitland Rabbi
Mark Malicz Jacob Baruch
Roberta Manfredi Hella Gelb
Luigi Marturano Interpreter
Fabio Meyer SS Man, Station
Renato Miracco Brother Felice
Lucia Mollaioli Little Maionica
Carlo Monni SS Sergeant, Prison
Alessandra Mussolini Sister Beata
Sergio Nicolai Don Brunacci
Alfredo Pea Gino Bartali
Maurice Poli Vito "The Smuggler"
Gian Carlo Prete Col. Gay
Edmund Purdom Cardinal Della Costa
Alexander Ramati Arrested Refugee
Maya Ramati Hanna Gelb
Margherita Sala Mrs. Gelb
Ricardo Salvino Otto Maionica
Massimo Sarchielli Don Paolo
Franco Trevisi Don Giovanni
Max Turilli Prison Guard
Greta Vaillant Rita Maionica
Alfredo Varelli Monsignore
Venantino Venantini Pietro "The Smuggler"
Gianni Williams Nino Maionica
Eurilla del Bono Franca Covarelli
Pee Bee de la Cruz Irma, the Bishop's Niece
Technical Credits
Alexander Ramati Director, Screenwriter
Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Pino Donaggio Score Composer
Michael J. Duthie Editor
Nello Giorgetti Set Decoration/Design
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
Manilo Rocchetti Makeup
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
Dov Seltzer Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Adriana Spadaro Costumes/Costume Designer
Luciano Spadoni Production Designer
John Thompson Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2002

    A movie with significant subject matter that deserves to be seen.

    This based on a true story movie indicates just how reponsive and effective the Church was against the wartime destructive forces of the Nazis as it related to the Italian Jews. It's a movie that got little press, yet deserves to be illuminated when the popular position of many is to malign the Church in saying that it didn't do quite enough.......Scores of Jewish and Christian Italians died at the hands of the Nazis. ''The Assisi Underground'' is more of documentary than embellished, glitzy, Hollywood-style. For those interested, however, a highly recommended movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2002

    Great Movie

    I have the video of this movie and have watched it since I was 5 years old. My father is actually from Assisi. This is a great WWII movie!!

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