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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 »

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Paolo Briguglia ...
Pvt. Serra
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Sgt. Rizzo
Luciano Scarpa ...
Spagna
Emilio Solfrizzi ...
Lt. Fiore
Thomas Trabacchi ...
Capt. De Vita
Sergio Albelli ...
Lt. Sforza
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Tarozzi
Antonio Petrocelli
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Roberto Citran ...
The Colonel
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The General
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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>

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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 »

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Not bad, but nothing new
27 June 2003 | by (Siena, Italy) – See all my reviews

Hey, we are in 2002, we have seen a lot of war movies like this.

Kubrick's "Paths of glory" in the fifties, and then all those movies about the war in Vietnam. Ok, it is not bad, but it's easy to make a movie like this after Kubrick, Coppola, and so on. The only new thing here is the soundtrack. I was expecting something more by Emilio Solfrizzi (Lt. Fiore), but Favino and Briguglia were ok. 6/10


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