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Overview

Italian army regulars resist the orders of a cruel general whose rigid interpretations of the rules call for a man to be shot. Leone Alain Cuny orders the execution of an army regular who halted the troops while under enemy fire. A sympathetic lieutenant substitutes a dead body for that of the doomed soldier because he believes the general has been wrong and the man acted normally. Another lieutenant is shot when he refuses to shoot men who have exited quickly from a foxhole under bombardment. This anti-war film ...
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Overview

Italian army regulars resist the orders of a cruel general whose rigid interpretations of the rules call for a man to be shot. Leone Alain Cuny orders the execution of an army regular who halted the troops while under enemy fire. A sympathetic lieutenant substitutes a dead body for that of the doomed soldier because he believes the general has been wrong and the man acted normally. Another lieutenant is shot when he refuses to shoot men who have exited quickly from a foxhole under bombardment. This anti-war film illustrates the enemy is not the only force of evil on the battlefield and that war is inherently wrong for everyone involved.
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Special Features

Digitally restored in collaboration with the National Cimematheque and the Turin National Film Museum under the supervision of Francesco Rosi Before and after restoration Interview with the director (28'31")
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/7/2014
  • UPC: 816018010579
  • Original Release: 1970
  • Source: Raro Video Usa Ltd.
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Color
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 16:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,718

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Frechette Sassu
Alain Cuny Leone
Gian Maria Volonté Ottolenghi
Franco Graziosi Maj. Malchiodi
Pier Paolo Capponi Santini
Giampiero Albertini Abbati
Mario Feliciani
Nino Vingelli
Technical Credits
Francesco Rosi Director, Screenwriter
Marina Cicogna Producer
Andrea Crisanti Production Designer
Pasqualino De Santis Cinematographer
Tonino Guerra Screenwriter
Raffaele La Capria Screenwriter
Ruggero Mastroianni Editor
Luciano Perugia Producer
Piero Piccioni Score Composer
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