Celluloide is a drama movie that portrays the making of an iconic movie known as Roberto Rossellini's "Roma Citta Aperta". The movie was being filmed at an extremely difficult time during Italy's history. Filmed in the year 1946 Roma Citta Aperta was filmed during the recovery period of the freshly ended, Second World War. Rome was in a period of extreme hardship and the making of the movie was filled with reminiscent images of a horrible and tragic, Nazi occupation of Rome during the year 1944. The film shows how difficult the making of the movie was due to the images being forced to be relived.