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Attack and Retreat (1964)

Italiani brava gente (original title)
Chronicle of the unheralded and unsuccessful invasion of the Soviet Union by the Italian army during World War II.

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Ferro Maria Ferri
Zhanna Prokhorenko ...
Katya
Raffaele Pisu ...
Gabrielli
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Sonya
Andrea Checchi ...
Sermonti
Riccardo Cucciolla ...
Sanna
Valeri Somov ...
Giuliani
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Medic Captain
Nino Vingelli ...
Amalfitano
Lev Prygunov ...
Bazzocchi
Grigory Mikhaylov ...
Russian Partisan (as Grigorij Mikhailov)
I. Paramonov ...
German Deserter
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Collidi
Boris Kozhukhov ...
Major
Vincenzo Polizzi ...
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Chronicle of the unheralded and unsuccessful invasion of the Soviet Union by the Italian army during World War II.

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The Russian tanks featured in the film are T-34/85's, which were not produced until early 1944, a full a year after the events in this film took place. See more »

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Excellent movie, memorable 30 years after seeing it
28 October 1998 | by (Houston, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie only once, in the late 60's. I still remember it quite clearly. A close-up, unflinching look at the horror and futility of war. The endless, bleak Russian steppes, the shattered cities, the ice-bound winter landscapes, all combine to show how hopeless the German invasion was.

The winter retreat is one of the most frightening and depressing scenes in the movie, but it is just one of several. The film follows several characters through the war in interwoven threads, and each one is memorable.

I am eager to see this on video.


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