"Major Bergman: I've a man who must talk before dawn and a priest who is praying for him. He'll talkHartman: And if not?Major Bergman: Ridiculous.Hartman: And if not?Major Bergman: Then it would mean an Italian is worth as much as a German. It would mean there is no difference in the blood of a slave race and a master race. And no reason for this war."
*SPOILER ALERT*The Ending*SPOILER ALERT*
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This film is considered a quintessential example of neorealism in film, so much so that together with Paisà and Germania anno zero it is called Rossellini's "Neorealist Trilogy."