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17 September 1970 (Italy) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mark Frechette ... Lt. Sassu
Alain Cuny ... Gen. Leone

Gian Maria Volonté ... Lt. Ottolenghi
Giampiero Albertini ... Capt. Abbati

Pier Paolo Capponi ... 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
Franco Acampora (as Francesco Acampora)
Luigi Pignatelli ... Avellini
Spartaco Conversi
Maurizio Mastino
Daria Nicolodi ... Nurse

Bruno Pischiutta (as Mario Pischiutta)
Gianni Pulone ... Wounded Soldier from Rome
Franca Sciutto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stavros Tornes
William Conroy ... Italian Soldier (uncredited)
Francesco D'Adda ... Assistant of Colonel Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Francesco Rosi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tonino Guerra 
Raffaele La Capria 
Emilio Lussu  novel
Francesco Rosi 

Produced by
Marina Cicogna .... producer
Luciano Perugia .... producer
Francesco Rosi .... producer
Original Music by
Piero Piccioni 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
Production Design by
Andrea Crisanti 
Set Decoration by
Ezio Di Monte 
Costume Design by
Franco Carretti 
Gabriella Pescucci 
Makeup Department
Massimo De Rossi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Donko Buljan .... production manager
Paolo De Andreis .... production manager
Carlo Lastricati .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marco Guarnascheli .... assistant director
Svetislav Pavlovic .... assistant director
Art Department
Tihomir Piletic .... property master
Sound Department
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
Vittorio Massi .... sound
Erik Molnar .... sound
Mario Morigi .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Zdravko Smojver .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Josip Akcic .... assistant camera
Francesco Brescini .... electrician
Mario Cimini .... camera operator
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci .... assistant camera (as Gianni Fiore)
Marcello Mastrogirolamo .... assistant camera
Alberto Pizzi .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Lea Mazzocchi .... assistant editor
Music Department
Luigi Urbini .... conductor (as Pierluigi Urbini)
Other crew
Gianna Di Michele .... administrator (as Giovanna Di Michele)
Franca Invernizzi .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Uomini contro" - Italy (original title)
"Men Against..." - International (English title) (literal English title)
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Germany:97 min | Italy:101 min | USA:100 min
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
About the insanity of war, 15 November 1999
Author: radlov from Luxembourg

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.

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