MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,533 this week

Many Wars Ago (1970)
"Uomini contro" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  17 September 1970 (Italy)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 600 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 10 critic

On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 14 Aug 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 14 Nov 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 17 Dec 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Many Wars Ago" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Many Wars Ago (1970)

Many Wars Ago (1970) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Many Wars Ago.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: James Belushi, Mimi Rogers, Joss Ackland
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Stage mime Antoine Moreau (Tom Courtenay) is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna
Stars: Tom Courtenay, Brigitte Fossey, Ingrid Held
The Truce (1997)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on Primo Levi's autobiographical "The Reawakening".

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: John Turturro, Rade Serbedzija, Massimo Ghini
One. Two. One (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a society where all social customs are based on the beauty of a woman, her challenge is to find self confidence and inner beauty despite having lost her physical beauty.

Director: Mania Akbari
Stars: Neda Amiri, Payam Dehkordi, Hassan Majooni
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A small village in Latin America. Santiago have been knife in the morning. It surprise nobody. The Vicario brothers have openly declared the would kill him to avenge the lost honour of ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Rupert Everett, Ornella Muti, Gian Maria Volonté
The Great War (1959)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Silvana Mangano
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Vittorio Gassman, Francesco Rosi
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Anna Maria Ferrero
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Filippo Ottoni
Stars: Mark Frechette, Rada Rassimov, Alain Cuny
The Bandit (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Gramigna and his father are robbed of their field by Baron Nardò. The Baron let the field to Assunta and Gemma that is secretly beloved of Gramigna. Gemma succeeded to escape with Gramigna ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Stefania Sandrelli, Ivo Garrani
Il caso Moro (1986)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On March 16 1978, the Red Brigade kidnap the Chief of the Christian Democraty, the party in power in Italy since the end of the war. fifty-five days later, his corpse was found in the trunk... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Ferrara
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Mattia Sbragia, Bruno Zanin
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of Giuseppe Garibaldi's 1849 campaign to free Italy from Austrian domination. Although the defence of Rome has become impossible, Garibaldi declares his intent to continue the ... See full summary »

Directors: Goffredo Alessandrini, Francesco Rosi
Stars: Anna Magnani, Raf Vallone, Alain Cuny
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Yoshihiro Ishikawa
Stars: Shôzaburô Date, Namiji Matsuura, Noriko Kitazawa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Frechette ...
Lt. Sassu
Alain Cuny ...
Gen. Leone
...
Lt. Ottolenghi
Giampiero Albertini ...
Capt. Abbati
...
Lt. Santini
Franco Graziosi ...
Maj. Malchiodi
Mario Feliciani ...
Colonel Doctor
Alberto Mastino ...
Marrasi
Brunetto Del Vita ...
Col. Stringari
Nino Vingelli ...
Wounded Soldier from Naples
Zdravko Smojver
Antonio Pavan ...
Lt. Pavan
Emilio Bonucci
Francesco Acampora
Luigi Pignatelli ...
Avellini
Edit

Storyline

In Northern Italy, WWI has turned into a bloody stalemate. Bogged down in their trenches on a barren highland, the men of an Italian infantry division have been given one objective: retake a commanding height from the enemy. Unfortunately, the tactical ingenuity of general Leone, the unpopular division commander, consists of supplementing frontal attacks against machine-guns with medieval fighting schemes. His dispirited troops must be prodded with ever harsher measures into storming the Austrian positions. As casualties mount, indignation spreads amongst the rank and file. Disturbed by the decisions of his superiors, lieutenant Sassu is progressively led to question the purpose of the war and to reconsider where his real duties lie. Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 September 1970 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Many Wars Ago  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Unico - Francesco Rosi racconta Gian Maria Volonté (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
About the insanity of war
15 November 1999 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

First World War. A more or less forgotten front: in the Italian Alps Italian and Austrian troops face each other. The Italian general Leone orders his men to storm the heavily defended Austrian lines without proper artillery support. They are butchered. Discontent finally leads to a mutiny.

This is a very dark movie that in a very moving way describes war in its utter absurdity. I consider it a great movie.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Many Wars Ago (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?