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Tonino Guerra
Primo Levi (autobiography)
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Release Date:
24 April 1998 (USA) 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.
Based on Primo Levi's autobiographical "The Reawakening". Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Turturro ... Primo Levi

Rade Serbedzija ... The Greek
Massimo Ghini ... Cesare
Stefano Dionisi ... Daniele
Teco Celio ... Col. Rovi
Roberto Citran ... Unverdorben
Claudio Bisio ... Ferrari
Andy Luotto ... D'Agata
Agnieszka Wagner ... Galina
Lorenza Indovina ... Flora
Marina Gerasimenko ... Maria Fyodorovna
Igor Bezgin ... Yegorov
Aleksandr Ilin ... The Mongol
Vyacheslav Olkhovskiy ... Lt. Sergei
Anatoliy Vasilev ... Dr. Gotlieb
Tatyana Cherkasova ... Irina (as Tatyana Meshcherina)
Franco Trevisi ... Marshall
Federico Pacifici ... Lieutenant
Ernesto Lama ... Carmine
Gerda-Maria Jürgens ... Brigitte
Kaspar Weiss ... Kapo
Vitali Rosstalnoy ... Gen. Timoshenko
Joachim Wormsdorf ... German general
Konstantin Artyomenko
Igor Chernitskiy
Valentina Derbasova
Oleksandr Grinko
Tatyana Yelchyuk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amedeo Turturro ... Boy in the market (uncredited)

Directed by
Francesco Rosi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tonino Guerra 
Primo Levi  autobiography
Sandro Petraglia 
Francesco Rosi 
Stefano Rulli 

Produced by
Véra Belmont .... producer
Guido De Laurentiis .... producer
Dominique Green .... associate producer
Leo Pescarolo .... producer
Daniel Zuta .... co-producer
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis 
Marco Pontecorvo 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
Bruno Sarandrea 
Casting by
Shaila Rubin 
Production Design by
Andrea Crisanti 
Set Decoration by
Ezio Di Monte 
Stefano Paltrinieri 
Costume Design by
Alberto Verso 
Makeup Department
Giacinto Bretti .... makeup artist
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair designer department head
Franco Freda .... makeup artist (as Francesco Freda)
Nancy Geisler .... makeup artist
Ronald Haldimann .... makeup artist
Silvana Locatelli .... hair stylist
Production Management
Nadia Arbusova .... unit manager
Franco Coduti .... production manager (as Gianfranco Coduti)
Claudio Gaeta .... production manager
Georgi Gatzov .... unit manager
Domenico La Spada .... unit manager
Marco Predieri .... unit manager
Axel Unbescheid .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vanja Aljinovic .... assistant director
Gianni Arduini .... first assistant director
Carolina Rosi .... assistant director
Art Department
Angelo Belocchi .... scenic painter
Angeluccio Maccarinelli .... props
Marcellino Nolfo .... props
Oreste Quercioli .... scenic painter
Carlo Rescigno .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Roberto Cappannelli .... dubbing mixer
Alain Curvelier .... production sound
Patrick Egreteau .... foley artist
Steven Ghouti .... sound designer
Steven Ghouti .... sound re-recording mixer
Gene Luotto .... dialogue supervisor
Sandro Pallottini .... adr recordist
Maurizio Petroni .... adr recordist
Danilo Sterbini .... sound re-recording mixer
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects
Franco Ragusa .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Amedeo Balestrieri .... electrician
Aldo Chessari .... focus puller
Stefano Coletta .... camera operator
Stefano Forcina .... focus puller
Nicolas Joray .... camera operator
Didier Lebel .... grip
Piero Marsili-Libelli .... still photographer
Antonio Nigro .... generator operator
Virgilio Palone .... electrician
Antonio Piselli .... electrician
Luigi Piselli .... electrician
Fiorangelo Plocco .... gaffer
Marco Pontecorvo .... camera operator
Maurizio Salvatori .... grip
Vladimiro Salvatori .... key grip (as Wladimiro Salvatori)
Daniel Spallinger .... second assistant camera
Luciano Teolis .... second assistant camera
Filip Zumbrunn .... focus puller (as Philipp Zumbrunn)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ezio Maria Bruno .... assistant costume designer
Stefania Corsetti .... assistant costume designer
Marina Roberti .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Cecilia Catalucci .... assistant editor
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color timer
Bruno Micheli .... assistant editor
Ugo Morelli .... assistant editor
Music Department
Luis Bacalov .... conductor
Irving Berlin .... composer: song "Cheek to Cheek"
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Transportation Department
Mario Campagna .... transportation captain
Other crew
Inti Carboni .... production coordinator
Giorgia De Coppi .... location manager
Gabriella Di Santo .... production coordinator
Betina Koch .... production assistant
Anna Krasteva .... production assistant
Emanuela Loreti .... production assistant
Gene Luotto .... dialogue supervisor
Roberto Ornaro .... production auditor
Heidi Schneeberg .... production assistant
Luciano Tartaglia .... assistant accountant
Margaret A. Thompson .... assistant to producer post-production
Paola Vargas .... production coordinator
Amelia Zulini .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"La tregua" - Italy (original title)
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Rated R for some language and sexual content
125 min
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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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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
disappointing made-for-america markets, 20 August 1999
Author: ( from Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania

for being a movie on such a sensitive subject, the holocaust, and directed by one of the great italian directors, I really had high expectations. But there were silly moments that were clearly intended to please the movie going crowds, those who can enjoy a romantic remark or stereotyped environment, but not challenging a movie audience to think a little more. Scenes like the dining table with italian soldiers, for example, was just silly. While all the pan-european characters spoke in their native tongues, the italian soldiers were dubbed in english. The dialoges were clearly intended to please the crowds, to show how "fun-loving" italians are, always singing, always eating, always together. From a great book, a mediocre movie. Contrast this with another holocaust movie made also in italy, "Life is Beautiful", and in this film, the language differences is instead exploited to make it a great film. As for the tongue that should be used to make a holocaust film authentic, Yiddish should be used, except of course for the russian and german soldiers, and the western european jews that spoke no yiddish. All eastern european jews that found themselves struggling together in the camps did not speak Polish, Romanian, German, or Hungarian, but the language that was common to most of all, Yiddish. Don't know of a holocaust movie that is like that.

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