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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 »

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Johnny
Andrea Prodan ...
Pierre
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Ettore
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Nemega
Alberto Gimignani ...
Biondo
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Nord
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Vico
Chiara Muti ...
Elda
Umberto Orsini ...
Pinin
Barbara Lerici ...
Sonia
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Johnny's father
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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

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This is an intense , realistic film about the partisans in 1943-44
22 July 2010 | by (Edinburgh , Scotland , UK) – See all my reviews

Based on the famous novel , this is an intense and very realistic depiction of the Italian partisans and their guerrilla war against Italian Fascist and German Nazi troops in the Langhe hills ( the countryside of rolling hills quite near to Turin ) during the one crucial year of 1943-44. It is a very dry eyed rendering of guerrilla war and its casualties and the many bloody skirmishes rather than battles of which such a guerrilla war consists . There was a political ideology to many partisans but , overall ,these aspects are handled much more subtly than Ken Loach did in Land and Freedom (which I consider to be an inferior film to this one).

There are a lot of characters and nicknames and following who is who is not always easy but then is such a war not very like that in its desperation and periods of both boredom and frenetic , sudden activity ? The reviewer who said that this is not an " action " film is correct in that it is not a glossy , sanitised Hollywood confection but is wrong in the sense that it is full of the rattle of gun fire and life- and -death action . This is a fine ( albeit more than two hours in duration) little movie.


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