The Assisi Underground (film)

The Assisi Underground is a 1985 American film directed, written and based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Ramati.

The Assisi Underground
Directed byAlexander Ramati
Produced by
Written byAlexander Ramati
Screenplay byAlexander Ramati
Based onThe Assisi Underground
by Alexander Ramati
Music byDov Seltzer
CinematographyGiuseppe Rotunno
Edited byMichael J. Duthie
Release date
  • September 1985 (1985-09) (USA)
Running time
115 min
CountryUnited States


In 1943 Franciscan priest Rufino Niccacci is asked by the bishop of Assisi Giuseppe Placido Nicolini to covertly rescue Italian Jews from the Nazis.


Critical response

The film received a poor critical response.[1][2]


  1. Tatum, Charles. "The Assisi Underground". eFilmCritic. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  2. Paolo Mereghetti, Il Mereghetti. Dizionario dei Film 2008, Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 2007.

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