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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 ...
Joannes
Pao Pei Andreoli ...
Troops' Mascot
Mario Mazzarotto ...
Army Clerk
Michele Melega ...
Blonde Worker
Franco Trevisi ...
Segeant
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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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Strange surprise
31 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This one is quite peculiar. Not in the sense that it is just another one of those Italian badly-dubbed, vaguely narrated movies with much over- and underacting, pretty landscapes and a musical score by (who else) Ennio Morricone. No, the strange thing is that it has Nicholas Cage in the leading role! I never understand why Italian directors feel so at ease with out of sync dubbing and providing a new voice to actors who don't speak Italian. I think sound, voice and language are very essential ingredients in film (but I am not an Italian). Cage still does a good job with someone else's voice and language and that's a true mark of the man's talent.

Although the story is a bit silly and far-fetched, Cage does a wonderful job portraying an outlaw soldier who thinks he's caught an incurable exotic disease.


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