7.2/10
1,382
12 user 8 critic

El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)

El Alamein - La linea del fuoco (original title)
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:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Set in Northern Italy during the last embers of the war, the beleaguered vanguard of Axis forces suffer daily bombings and the constant threat of attack from local partisans. Tempers begin ... See full summary »

Director: Ari Taub
Stars: Daniel Asher, C.J. Barkus, Gianluca Bianco
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Cross of Steel is a World War II documentary like no other. The Film follows the war from the German Soldiers perspective and endeavours to depict an unbiased point of view. With no ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Shilling
Stars: Steven Shilling, Chris Wells, Kathryn Andrew
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The Wereth Eleven retraces the steps eleven black GI's from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion took when their unit was overrun by Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge. Their 10... See full summary »

Director: Robert Child
Stars: Ken Arnold, Corey Reynolds, Al Stone
Menschen (2013)
Short | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

It is discovered that kid has power to make nearby people's heads bleed.

Director: Sarah R. Lotfi
Stars: Dan Cheatham, Connor Long, Alex Riegelmann
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story of the infantry regiment 61 that fought from Syväri to the Karelian Ishtmus.

Director: Åke Lindman
Stars: Tobias Zilliacus, Ilkka Heiskanen, Christoffer Westerlund
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

June 1942 El Alamein, Rommel Swept towards the River Nile, The fall Egypt and all important Suez Canal seems Inevitable.Italian and German Scouts sweep towards Alexandria. Mussolini Has ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Frederick Stafford, George Hilton, Michael Rennie
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Three teenagers risk their lives when they commit treason to spread the truth in Nazi Germany. Based on the true story of the Helmuth Hubener group, the youngest German resistance fighters in World War II.

Director: Kathryn Lee Moss
Stars: Joseph Paul Branca, Caleb Jenson, Dashiell Wolf
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back... See full summary »

Directors: Åke Lindman, Sakari Kirjavainen
Stars: Rauno Ahonen, Mikkomarkus Ahtiainen, Frank Biermann
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story about a group of Austria-Hungarian soldiers in the 1st World War. They hold an artillery post in the mountains on the southern front to Italy. The group is cut off from their own ... See full summary »

Director: Marko Nabersnik
Stars: Kristian Hodko, Michael Kristof, Clemens Aap Lindenberg
Tobruk (2008)
History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in the Libyan Desert in WW2 a battalion of Czech soldiers face the siege of Tobruk.

Director: Václav Marhoul
Stars: Jan Meduna, Petr Vanek, Robert Nebrenský
Ballada o bombere (Video 2011)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Bomber (2011) / (Russian language title: Ballada o Bombere) Storyline During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved ... See full summary »

Director: Vitaliy Vorobyov
Stars: Nikita Efremov, Ekaterina Astakhova, Aleksandr Davydov
Ambush (1999)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola goes through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to ... See full summary »

Director: Olli Saarela
Stars: Peter Franzén, Irina Björklund, Kari Heiskanen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Paolo Briguglia ...
Pvt. Serra
...
Sgt. Rizzo
Luciano Scarpa ...
Spagna
Emilio Solfrizzi ...
Lt. Fiore
Thomas Trabacchi ...
Capt. De Vita
Sergio Albelli ...
Lt. Sforza
...
Tarozzi
Antonio Petrocelli
...
Capt. Medician
Roberto Citran ...
The Colonel
...
The General
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Soldato Trincea
Fabio Ferri
...
Injured Soldier's Driver
Edit

Storyline

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 and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the British prepare an offensive. At first, boredom, heat, hunger, and thirst bedevil the Italians; then the Brits attack, and there's no luck or heroism in death. Finally, it's retreat in confusion. Serra, his sergeant Rizzo, and his lieutenant Fiori take a last walk toward home. It's said that each soldier gets three miracles; when Serra's are used up, what then? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

El Alamein  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Serra and Rizzo start out on their patrol in the Qattara Depression, and right before the mirage called Morgan le Fay appears, there is some dialogue between the men but they are clearly not talking. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
appreciation
12 January 2003 | by (milano,italy) – See all my reviews

a very crude, beautiful, rarely near-truth war movie, rhetoricless. it reflects the story of italian war drama, fought against allied extrapowered forces. the italian armed support of that campain is usually undervaluated by historian and worldwide literature to favour of little contribution given by rommel's africakorp. I think they have right to obtain a more correct history-revision to give truth to the truth. the movie soundtrack is very exotic and fashinating, so you can feel the right atmosphere of desert land. a particular appreciation for the use of italian realistic vintages motorcycles, trucks, guns and a beautiful FIAT 508C militarizzata (command-car)in the right camouflage. the movie has given a simple, real chronicle of the time. enjoy yourself-bye


34 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? Yodaquest
Soundtrack for this movie? phaedarus
Discuss El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?