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The Truce (1997)

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

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Daniele
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Ferrari
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Lorenza Indovina ...
Flora
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Maria Fyodorovna
Igor Bezgin ...
Yegorov
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Vyacheslav Olkhovskiy ...
Lt. Sergei
Anatoliy Vasilev ...
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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)

Gross:

$71,448 (USA) (1 May 1998)
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Trivia

Final film written and directed by Francesco Rosi. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Primo Levi: Face to face with freedom. We felt lost, emptied, atrophied, unfit for our new found liberty.
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References Top Hat (1935) See more »

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The Blue Danube
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how to turn a masterpiece of literature into a lame movie
7 May 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I have read "Se questo è un uomo" 15 times, and I also consider "La Tregua" as one of the most extraordinary Odysseys of our times. I can hardly find any of Levi's masterpieces in this hodgepodge of episodes, hardly connected to each other and with barely any historical explanation of the events. Several comments about god and religion reported in the movie were not even present in the book, giving the impression that the director wanted to twist Levi's thought to serve his own philosophical agenda. The movie relies too much on images and too little on Levi's own considerations. Some effort has been put in trying to represent the chaotic world of those times, but I would have appreciated less scenic representation and more intimate comments.


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