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

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Greek
Massimo Ghini ...
Stefano Dionisi ...
Teco Celio ...
Col. Rovi
Roberto Citran ...
Claudio Bisio ...
Andy Luotto ...
Agnieszka Wagner ...
Lorenza Indovina ...
Marina Gerasimenko ...
Maria Fyodorovna
Igor Bezgin ...
Aleksandr Ilin ...
The Mongol
Vyacheslav Olkhovskiy ...
Lt. Sergei
Anatoliy Vasilev ...
Dr. Gotlieb


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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greek | auschwitz | train | italian | freedom | See more »


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.


Drama | History | War

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

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Release Date:

24 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$23,165 (USA) (24 April 1998)


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

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1.85 : 1
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THE best film I've seen in years
30 August 2003 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

THE best film I've seen in years . Primo ( John Turturro in his best role )is a survivor of Auschwitz , survivor of Holocaust . He is Italian Jew saved by Russians at the end of WWII . All he wants is so simple - just to go home . But railroads are destroyed and he has to make a detour true Minsk ( Minsk is a capital of Belorussia . Minsk is a hometown of my mother . Minsk is the city where only 4 buildings was still standing after WWII . Minsk is the city which my mother had to leave when she was 2 years old and hide under the horse cart during the air strikes ... she still can't talk about it .)At the same time he need to learn how to live usual life , how to look without scare , without pain . How to live at all . What makes this film 10 stars out of 5 ... little details , the feeling , the scare in everyone's eyes . I know this feeling . I know this scare . I don't want to remember it , but this film brought it back . And especially now I think everyone have to learn it ... before it is too late. This film is very slow and very deep . Acting on highest level - I even forgot that this is actors "acting". What shocked me most - the details , just little things which are so important , This film have to be watched by everyone and taken deep into our hearts . This kind of story might and have to change our world for better.

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Great movie, but whithout having read the book, not so much coroiu-stefan
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