• Italy
  • 1972
  • 129 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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In this evocative, atmospheric biography, Roberto Rossellini brings to life philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal, who, amid religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science.

Cast

Blaise Pascal Pierre Arditi
Jacqueline PascalRita Forzano
Etienne PascalGiuseppe Addobbati
Luogotenente criminaleChristian De Sica
Jacques il servoLivio Galassi
Adrien DechampsBruno Cattaneo
Florin PerrierBepi Mannaiuolo
Artus Goufier, duca di RoannesMarco Bonetti
Gilberte PascalTeresa Ricci
Jean DechampsChristian Aleny

Film Essays

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By Tag Gallagher December 25, 2008

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January 14, 2009

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Film Essays

Eclipse Series 14: Rossellini’s History Films—Renaissance and Enlightenment

By Tag Gallagher December 25, 2008

RELIVING HISTORY “At a certain point, I felt so useless!” said Roberto Rossellini. Never before had technology accomplished such miracles. Yet everywhere the world was confronting crises. Never . . . Read more »