Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of ...
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Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable disillusionments of life. Written by
The villa where Gianni Perego (Gassman) lives is dell'Olgiata villa. It is located in the exclusive neighborhood of Olgiata, Rome. The area is commonly known as the "Beverly Hills" of Rome. An infamous crime took place in the villa in 1991. Countess Alberica Filo della Torre was murdered by her maid. The crime remained unsolved for 20 years until the maid confessed to the crime in 2011. See more »
I saw this film as a 20 year old when it just came out in the 70ies and I was fascinated by its vision, humor and tragedy. Now I saw it again, more than 25 years later. Living so to speak at the other end of the plot (the story begins when the four protagonists are around 20 and it ends in their late 40ies) it does not look worn out a bit. The way life constructs and destroys friendship has not been mirrored more intensely in any other film I've ever seen.
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