6.4/10
242
6 user 2 critic

Johnny the Partisan (2000)

Il partigiano Johnny (original title)
After the 8th September 1943 north of Italy is occupied by Germans. Italian army collapsed and the soldiers are escaped to the mountains trying to set up a resistance. Many civilians did ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Cyclone (1996)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.

Director: Leonardo Pieraccioni
Stars: Leonardo Pieraccioni, Lorena Forteza, Barbara Enrichi
Farinelli (1994)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Corbiau
Stars: Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Elsa Zylberstein
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Monteleone
Stars: Paolo Briguglia, Pierfrancesco Favino, Luciano Scarpa
Spider (2002)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne
Gomorrah (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An inside look at Italy's modern crime families.

Director: Matteo Garrone
Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Senta Berger, Harry Guardino
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A rich businessman is fed up with work, family, society, and goes with a friend to Africa, in search of another friend who had vanished there in mysterious circumstances. They will find him... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Bernard Blier, Alfredo Marchetti
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Follows three men who are in love with a most beautiful waitress: An intellectual restaurant owner, a mysterious musician and an erratic businessman; taking place during the WWII.

Director: Rolf Schübel
Stars: Joachim Król, Erika Marozsán, Stefano Dionisi
Sleepless (2001)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Antonio is a lonely man who works as a driver of luxury cars. Outside of his work, he spends his time reading science fiction novels, and, especially by night, driving through the streets ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Piccioni
Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Sandra Ceccarelli, Silvio Orlando
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A father and his son who lived seperated for some time meet each other one day and try to talk their problems over and understand their diametrical differences.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Massimo Troisi, Anne Parillaud
Two Colonels (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During the WWII Italians and English occupy alternatively a village between the Albanian and Grecian borders. It happens so often that, not only they use the same Hotel (the Iris) as ... See full summary »

Director: Steno
Stars: Totò, Walter Pidgeon, Nino Taranto
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Johnny
Andrea Prodan ...
Pierre
...
Ettore
...
Nemega
Alberto Gimignani ...
Biondo
...
Nord
Stefano Scherini ...
Vico
Chiara Muti ...
Elda
Umberto Orsini ...
Pinin
Barbara Lerici ...
Sonia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felice Andreasi
...
Johnny's mother
Toni Bertorelli ...
Johnny's father
Marilena Biestro ...
Flavio Bonacci ...
Chiodi
Edit

Storyline

After the 8th September 1943 north of Italy is occupied by Germans. Italian army collapsed and the soldiers are escaped to the mountains trying to set up a resistance. Many civilians did the same and Johnny, an English literature student, is among them. Johnny avoids to band together the red partisans (communists) and tries to be part of the azure bands (former regular soldiers). But in both cases he is deluded by the partisan bands and discovers that the partisan war is less poetic and genuine that he thought. At one point anyway the partisans free Alba from Germans. When the city falls again in German hands Johnny escape with Ettore and Pierre. But, one after another, German army and Italian fascists captures the partisans and Johnny will pass the winter alone and isolated. He then finds the way to participate to one of the last attack to occupants, in fact the war will be over two months later. Written by 1felco

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 2000 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny the Partisan  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A 40's movie shot today with uncanny realism.
24 July 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

To me, the greatest merit of this movie is the recreation of the 1940's atmosphere. The photography is mind boggling, since you believe its an old movie that you are watching, quite impossible to think that it was shot in 2000!!

The streets, the interiors, the women, even the actor faces are the type of face they used to have in the 40's movies!!

It looks like a perfect example of the Neorealists movies of the 40's, like "Sciuscia", "Roma, citta aperta", "Humberto D.", etc. But as a watchable and pleasant movie..., it's so boring to see this partisans shooting, and shooting..., and shooting... into the far forest or hills around, without seeing the enemy or even a pigeon falling from the sky because a fatal blow reached it by mistake.

Everybody looks so famished and basic. Maybe I'm unjust because I don't care for this kind of movies and it's my problem, but even so, a whole movie of shooting around can be quite hard to swallow.

There are no likable characters, it looks like they are in the middle of winter without proper clothes, constantly suffering hunger and cold..., very uncomfortable! but maybe that was exactly the idea, to get us into the skin of these poor souls and so better understand the sacrifice they went through for an ideal of liberty.

Very well executed, no doubt, but I give it to you wrapped in multicolored cellophane with a nice bow tied on with my most sincere compliments.


3 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Johnny the Partisan (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?