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Release Date:
28 October 1959 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
The Great War is hell at its hottest...men at their mightiest...the screen at its greatest!
Plot:
Italy, 1916. Oreste Jacovacci and Giovanni Busacca are called, as all the Italian youths, to serve the army in the WWI... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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The "Divina Commedia" of movies See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Alberto Sordi ... Oreste Jacovacci

Vittorio Gassman ... Giovanni Busacca

Silvana Mangano ... Costantina
Folco Lulli ... Bordin
Bernard Blier ... Capitano Castelli
Romolo Valli ... Tenente Gallina
Vittorio Sanipoli ... Maggiore Venturi
Nicola Arigliano ... Giardino
Geronimo Meynier ... Il portaordini
Mario Valdemarin ... Sottotenente Lorenzi
Elsa Vazzoler ... Moglie di Boradin
Tiberio Murgia ... Rosario Nicotra
Livio Lorenzon ... Sergente Barriferri
Ferruccio Amendola ... De Concini
Carlo D'Angelo ... Capitano Ferri
Achille Compagnoni ... Il cappellano
Luigi Fainelli ... Giacomazzi
Marcello Giorda ... Generale
Tiberio Mitri ... Mandich
Gérard Herter ... Capitano austriaco
Guido Celano ... Italian major
Mario Feliciani
Mario Mazza
Mario Colli
Gianni Baghino
Mario Frera
Gian Luigi Polidoro
Leandro Punturi ... Il bambino
Edda Ferronao
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Directed by
Mario Monicelli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Agenore Incrocci  writer
Mario Monicelli  writer
Carlo Salsa  consultant writer
Furio Scarpelli  writer
Luciano Vincenzoni  story and screenplay

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Roberto Gerardi 
Giuseppe Rotunno 
Leonida Barboni (uncredited)
Giuseppe Serrandi (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Adriana Novelli 
 
Production Design by
Mario Garbuglia 
 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
Piero Gherardi (Silvana Mangano's costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Rino Carboni .... makeup artist
Romolo de Martino .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Giorgio Adriani .... production leader
Alfredo De Laurentiis .... production leader
Luigi De Laurentiis .... general organization
Giorgio Morra .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giovanni Fago .... assistant director
Maurizio Lucci .... assistant director
Mario Maffei .... director help
 
Art Department
Aldo Puccini .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Roy Mangano .... sound
Bruno Moreal .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Urbisaglia Gatti .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Silvano Ippoliti .... camera operator
Goffredo Bellisario .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... musical director
 
Other crew
Nino Del Fabbro .... voice dubbing: Bernard Blier
Silvana Mangini Colizzi .... continuity (as Mangini Silvana)
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Tiberio Murgia (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La grande guerra" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
137 min
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Referenced in Splendor (1989)See more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The "Divina Commedia" of movies, 5 November 2000
Author: (faldi@libero.it) from Viadana (MN), Italy

I think this is one of the italian masterpieces of all times, disguised as a "comedy", just because the main characters are the best italian comedians of all times, Sordi and Gasmann. I would call it the "Divina Commedia" of comedy and of deep feelings against war but for the defense of one's country.

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