Garibaldi (film)

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-Viva l'Italia!-
Sciacca Rassegna cinematografica alla Badia Grande "Viva lItalia di Rossellini.jpg
film poster
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Produced by Oscar Brazzi
Written by Sergio Amidei
Luigi Chiarini
Roberto Rossellini
Starring Renzo Ricci
Paolo Stoppa
Tina Louise
Music by Renzo Rossellini
Cinematography Luciano Trasatti
Edited by Roberto Cinquini
Release date
  • February 2, 1961 (1961-02-02) (Italy)
Running time
106 minutes
138 minutes (director's cut)
Country Italy
Language Italian

Garibaldi, the English title of the film originally released as Viva l'Italia!, is a 1961 Italian drama film directed by Roberto Rossellini.


The film shows how Italy's historic national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi (played by Renzo Ricci) leads a military campaign known as the Expedition of the Thousand in 1860 and conquers Sicily and Naples. When the Bourbon monarchy has left Southern Italy, he supports Victor Emmanuel II of Italy who achieves a lasting unification under the aegis of the House of Savoy.


Roberto Rossellini stated he was more proud of this film than of any other film he ever made.[1]


  1. ^ "'Of all my films' Rossellini once said, 'I'm proudest of Viva L'Italia. I consider it important as a work of research, the most carefully done of all my films.'". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-29.

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