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The Fallen (2004)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  2004 (USA)
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The story of ordinary men during WWII as seen from three different points of View.

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Private Pulver
Maurizio Benazzo ...
Italian refugee
Ida Bernardini ...
Italian refugee
Gianluca Bianco ...
Toro
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Sgt. Hoakes (as Mathew Black)
Paul Bomba ...
Italian soldier
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Pietro (as Davidé Borella)
Kenny Bowton ...
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Kinross
Bob Brown ...
Col. Bowen
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Cook
Achim Buchner ...
Franz (as Achim Beuchner)
Ed Byrnes ...
WWII Allied tents
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In the autumn of 1944, in Northern Italy, the German soldiers resist to the advancement of American forces in an Italy divided in fascist soldiers, communist partisans supported by the civilians and thugs. An American platoon led by Sergeant Malone is assigned to deliver supplies to the front. Meanwhile, the German Lieutenant Gunther tries to keep the morale and discipline of his needy soldiers, and faces many other problems when the Italian troop leaded by the aristocratic Lieutenant Gianini joins his doomed troop. The thugs leaded by Rossini act like vultures, plundering the remains after the battles. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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I thoroughly enjoyed this film!
11 November 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The Fallen is an excellent war film in the tradition of The Young Lions. Ari Taub delivers a realistic look and approach to the soldiers in World War II. One has the feeling of seeing old, documentary footage. The acting and writing is superb. It's "weakness" of not having a "name" cast is actually it's strength, because one accepts the characters as real people. If Taub can't get normal distribution, he should contact national and state veteran's grouos, as well as international veteran's organizations and show it wherever they meet. For war film buffs, this is a real treat!


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