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Stormtroopers (1976)

Sturmtruppen (original title)
A handful of recruits prepares for a war that nobody knows about the purpose or the motive. The field commander is a general who plays with a Marx puppet and lives in a luxurious palace ... See full summary »

Director:

Salvatore Samperi

Writers:

Bonvi (comic books), Renato Pozzetto | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renato Pozzetto ... Una recluta
Lino Toffolo ... Una recluta
Cochi Ponzoni Cochi Ponzoni ... Il generale
Teo Teocoli ... Il capitano
Felice Andreasi ... Sergeant
Massimo Boldi ... Una recluta
Maurizio Bonuglia
Guerrino Crivello Guerrino Crivello ... Official
Enzo Robutti ... Lo psichiatra
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... French Ghost
Corinne Cléry ... La donna
Enrico Abate Enrico Abate
Franco Agostini Franco Agostini ... Soldier from South Italy
Judy Ashton Judy Ashton
Gianni Baghino Gianni Baghino ... (as Giovanni Baghino)
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A handful of recruits prepares for a war that nobody knows about the purpose or the motive. The field commander is a general who plays with a Marx puppet and lives in a luxurious palace that looks like a cabin from the outside. His orderlies are a captain who lives in Arabic dress in a curtain and a sergeant in training who does not shine for intelligence. Continuing training between various and grotesque accidents until the order arrives for the front. And then? Written by lament

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Comedy | War

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Le bataillon en folie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Stormtroopers II (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Come in America
Performed by Cochi e Renato
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Surreal War Comedy
3 December 2001 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

You may have always thought that war comedies do not get any more surreal and farcical than, say, M.A.S.H., 1941, Duck Soup, or Dr. Strangelove. Well, this one does - by a country mile.

That makes it certainly stand out, but it also makes it a rather acquired taste. The film betrays its comic-strip origins by not pursuing a lengthy plot but rather focusing on a flood of farcical comedy elements. The humour is often crude and shallow, but occasionally it goes deeper and hits harder. The easily offended should certainly stay away.


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