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I girasoli (1970)

An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia - like fifty thousand others during WWII.

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Mascia (as Ljudmila Saveljeva)
Galina Andreeva ...
Valentina Ivanovna - the Soviet official
Anna Carena ...
La madre di Antonio
Nadya Serednichenko ...
La contadina russa (as Nadja Cerednicenko)
Germano Longo ...
Ettore
Glauco Onorato ...
Il reduce
Silvano Tranquilli ...
L'operaio italiano
Marisa Traversi ...
La donna alla stazione
Gunars Cilinskis ...
Il funzionario russo (as Gunnar Zilinskij)
Giorgio Basso
Gianni Bortolotti
Umberto Di Grazia
Giuliano Girardi
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At the end of World War II, Giovanna, a war bride living near Milan refuses to accept that her husband, Antonio, missing on the Russian front, is dead. There's a flashback to their brief courtship near her hometown of Naples, his 12-day leave to marry her, ruses to keep from deployment, and the ultimate farewell. Some years after the war, still with no word from Antonio, Giovanna goes to Russia to find him, starting in the town near the winter battle when he disappeared. Armed with his photograph, what will she find? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In a world gone mad...a love story. See more »

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The child of Giovanna (Sophia Loren) in this film was actually Loren's from her partnership with producer Carlo Ponti. See more »

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Mascia tells Giovanna that when she found Antonio, he was hurt so badly that he had forgotten everything, including his own name. If that's true, then how did Mascia know his name was Antonio? See more »

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genuine De Sica
4 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Tremendous drama. Loren is magnificent as a woman who fights to re made his life after she descovered his missing husband/ italian soldier Mastroianni is living a new life in Kruschev's Russia. The final escene at the railway station is superb. Dont miss their face expressions. Mancini composition still sounds in my ears.


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