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The Truce (1997)
"La tregua" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  24 April 1998 (USA)
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Based on Primo Levi's autobiographical "The Reawakening".

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This is the true story of Italian Jews returning home from Auschwitz after the war. It deals with their experiences in readjusting to life and their fears about what they will find at home. Written by Anonymous

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At the end of the war, a group of Italian prisoners get lost on their way home. Their journey back transformed everyone they met along the way.

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Rated R for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ITL 684,569,000 (Italy) (14 February 1997)

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$71,448 (USA) (1 May 1998)
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[first lines]
Primo Levi: Face to face with freedom. We felt lost, emptied, atrophied, unfit for our new found liberty.
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1812 Overture - Op. 49
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A very well crafted film with compelling undercurrents.
16 December 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Truce" chronicles the homeward bound odyssey of an Auschwicz survivor - Primo played by Turturro - in the chaos immediately following the fall of the Third Reich. Although Primo, an Italian Jew, is the central character, the camera spends more time on the people, places, and vicissitudes which he encounters on his journey from Krakow to Turin. This beautifully shot, somber film with an abundance of extras and a minimal core cast has no specific focus. The interest in this film is in the story and the story is in the telling. A very worthy cinematic endeavor.


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