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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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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
The Holocaust: with some detail you've never seen before..., 24 March 2000
Author: JerryP-2 from Papillion NE

I suppose everyone has seen one or more film representations of The Holocaust, but this one is different. It focuses not on the horror of the events themselves, rather, it's main thrust is struggle to return from the nightmare.

I liked the film for its apparent accuracy in location and the detail of what it was like for some of the Jews liberated from Auschwitz to find their way back to their homelands. Virtually helpless, the Jews in Primo Levi's autobiography embark on an odyssey that eventually gets them back to their homes -- at least some of them. All the more surprising is that Stalin's Soviet Union is their main benefactor throughout all of this. While this is supposed to be an autobiography, I have to wonder at some of the scenes, for example, when the train load of Jews arrives at the Munich main rail station, a former Werhmacht soldier kneels before them. In another, a Jew with barely enough food for himself, gives some bread to German POWs in Russia so that he can watch them fight over it. The irony is unmistakable.

Overall, I liked the film. It's one you have to see more than once because of all the detail. It's a bit difficult to follow the dialog in part, because much of it is in the language of the people who are represented: Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, French, Germans, Italians. Not only that, but the English dialog is accented and somewhat difficult to follow.

I intend to see it at least one or two more times in order to get the full effect of this very well done story.

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