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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
Marcel Hoehn .... co-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
Location Management
Giorgia De Coppi .... location manager
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
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Final film written and directed by Francesco Rosi.See more »
[first lines]
Primo Levi:Face to face with freedom. We felt lost, emptied, atrophied, unfit for our new found liberty.
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One Sensitive Human Being's Post-Auschwitz Experience, 1 September 2008
Author: ( from Washington, D.C.

"The Truce" is unlike any other Holocaust film I've ever seen in at least two respects. First, it is focused on the return to their homes via the Soviet Union of a group of survivors from Auschwitz. Second, the events are distilled through the eyes of a particular victim, Primo Levi, an Italian chemist and disbelieving Jew, who recorded his experiences in an autobiographical memoir, "The Reawakening," transformed into a film by the Italian director, Francesco Rosi. Levi himself is portrayed by John Turturro, the only name likely to be recognized by an American audience. Turturro is a skilled actor and his performance is marked by emotional restraint. There are some telling scenes in the movie (and improbable coincidences relating to reappearance of characters who had previously departed the scene for destinations unknown). What holds the film together and makes it worth seeing is Levi's sensibility and occasional direct quotes: e.g., "In a world where there is Auschwitz, there is no God." This is not a great movie but it is very good.

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