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Time to Kill (1989)
"Tempo di uccidere" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  27 October 1989 (Italy)
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1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so ... See full summary »

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Enrico Silvestri
Ricky Tognazzi ...
Mario
Patrice-Flora Praxo ...
Mariam
Gianluca Favilla ...
Army Driver
Georges Claisse ...
Doctor
Robert Liensol ...
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Pao Pei Andreoli ...
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Army Clerk
Michele Melega ...
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Franco Trevisi ...
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1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so Silvestri continues by walk. On his way he meets and rapes a wonderful young Ethiopian. He also wound her when he shot to a wild animal, and later kills her to avoid further pain. When he finally reaches the hospital, he realizes he gets probably leprosy. Trying to escape from Ethiopia Silvestri will kill again. But surprises aren't still over. Written by 1felco

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22 October 1998 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Set in Africa during WWI, this movie offers up a quandary- is the soldier who rapes the girl deserving of his possible punishment. The premise of the story- originally called "the Short cut" is that a soldier inadventently does harm to a native woman. It is only then that he discovers she may have had a disease. Cage is okay as the conflicted, guilty man- but the film never quite attains the degree of conflict it should from the character's crisis. It is a nice study of guilt and cleansing...


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