A cinematographic account of the reprisal ordered by the ruthless Austrian colonel Kappler in 1944 in Rome. In Via Rasella (Rasella Street) ten Italian civilians were sentenced to death for each German soldier killed in a partisan attempt.
Baron Alfonso di San Severino
Professor Marcello Rossi
Herbert Kappler, SS-Obersturmbannführer
Gilberto di San Severino
Pietro Caruso, Polizeipräsident