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The Fascist (1961)

Il federale (original title)
The quest of a fascist soldier whose mission is to catch a political enemy during the end of the WWII.

Director:

Luciano Salce

Writers:

Franco Castellano (story) (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (story) (as Pipolo) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ugo Tognazzi ... Primo Arcovazzi
Georges Wilson ... Prof. Erminio Bonafé
Mireille Granelli Mireille Granelli ... Rita Bardacci
Stefania Sandrelli ... Lisa
Gianrico Tedeschi Gianrico Tedeschi ... Arcangelo Bardacci
Elsa Vazzoler Elsa Vazzoler ... Matilde Bardacci
Renzo Palmer Renzo Palmer ... Partigiano Taddei
Gianni Agus ... Capo del fascio di Cremona
Franco Giacobini Franco Giacobini ... Militare a Rocca Sabina
Ester Carloni Ester Carloni ... Signora Abruzzese
Leonardo Severini Leonardo Severini
Peppino De Martino Peppino De Martino ... Politico antifascista nascosto
Salvo Libassi Salvo Libassi
Edy Biagetti Edy Biagetti
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini
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1944. Primo Arcovazzi a fanatic member of Brigate Nere (fascist organization) is in charge to bring an opponent to the regime, Prof. George Wilson, from Abruzzo to Roma. He accepted the mandate because of his wish to be upgraded to "Federale". They travel by a sidecar trough the disastrous Italy, near to the final collapse, under bombings and in agony. Nevertheless the bad situation, they manage to build up a kind of friendship. Primo, even if the signals of final destruction are near, doesn't lose his trust in the regime. The end is near. Written by 1felco

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It's a spoofing satire of a man who carried hero-worship one goose-step too far! See more »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Idiot See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Super Tognazzi!
16 April 2019 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

Ugo Tognazzi, one of the greatest actors of all time, very convincing even as an Italian fascist. Georges Wilson, a very good actor, also convincing as a teacher. The great beauty called Stefania Sandrelli, very young here, has a small role. In another small role, another beauty, disappeared unfortunately from the screens, Mireille Granelli. Great direction by Luciano Salce and music signed by a certain Ennio Morricone.


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