4.5 Ingrid Bergman outstanding acting. Sevendials | 15/09/2013 | See all Sevendials's reviews (2) Roberto Rossellini's 1950 classic of Neo-Realism stars Ingrid Bergman as Karin, a displaced Lithuanian in Italy, who escapes an internment camp by marrying an Italian ex-soldier turned fisherman(Mario Vitale). soon discovers his home, is close to the volcanic island of Stromboli, is bleak surrounded by rocks and a labyrinth of tight narrow paths for streets , its traditional conservative religious people treat her with hostility.in todays standards a fresh modern happy go lucky yet mature and sensitive in attitude becoming very strong minded.Released at the height of the international scandal surrounding the director's affair with his star, This is an incredible outstanding performance that kept me riveted to the screen, my heart went out to her. you've never seen acting like it. Has a strong message in more ways than one.