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The Great War

The Great War

A Feature film by Mario Monicelli

Release in France : 04/05/1960

    Synopsis

    Italy, 1916. Oreste Jacovacci and Giovanni Busacca are called, as all the Italian youths, to serve the army in the WWI. They both try in every way to avoid serving the army. Giovanni bribes Oreste, believing to his false pledges to make him avoiding the army. But the destiny make them meeting again on the train directed to the front. Nevertheless Oreste stolen money to Giovanni they become friends and in first times are allocated to a secondary and quite front (village of Tigliano). Here they spend some months in relative peace and Giovanni finds time to fall in love for prostitute Costantina. But war is getting everyday closer. During the most important battle among Italians and Austro-Hungarians, Giovanni and Oreste are in charge to deliver a vital message to the Italian headquarters. But, unfortunately, they fall in the hands of an Austrian officer that, under life menace, starts an interrogation to find out the Italian message. What they should try to do now?

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Gray-Film

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    Foreign production company :

    Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica

    French distribution :

    Cinédis

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (7)

    Screenwriters :

    Age, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, Mario Monicelli

    Directors of Photography :

    Roberto Gerardi, Giuseppe Rotunno

    Production Designer :

    Mario Garbuglia

    Costume designer :

    Danilo Donati

    Foreign Producer :

    Dino De Laurentiis

    Editor :

    Adriana Novelli

    Music Composer :

    Nino Rota

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1959

    French release :

    04/05/1960

    Runtime :

    2 h 17 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    22724

    Visa issue date :

    06/04/1960

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Academy Awards - 1960

    Academy Awards (United States, 1960)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film