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The Truce (1997)

La tregua (original title)
R | | Drama, War | 24 April 1998 (USA)
Based on Primo Levi's autobiographical "The Reawakening".

Director:

Francesco Rosi

Writers:

Tonino Guerra, Primo Levi (autobiography) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Primo Levi
Rade Serbedzija ... The Greek
Massimo Ghini ... Cesare
Stefano Dionisi ... Daniele
Teco Celio Teco Celio ... Col. Rovi
Roberto Citran ... Unverdorben
Claudio Bisio Claudio Bisio ... Ferrari
Andy Luotto Andy Luotto ... D'Agata
Agnieszka Wagner ... Galina
Lorenza Indovina Lorenza Indovina ... Flora
Marina Gerasimenko Marina Gerasimenko ... Maria Fyodorovna
Igor Bezgin Igor Bezgin ... Yegorov
Aleksandr Ilin ... The Mongol
Vyacheslav Olkhovskiy Vyacheslav Olkhovskiy ... Lt. Sergei
Anatoliy Vasilev ... Dr. Gotlieb
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This is the true story of Italian Jews returning home from Auschwitz after the war. It deals with their experiences in readjusting to life and their fears about what they will find at home. Written by Anonymous

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At the end of the war, a group of Italian prisoners get lost on their way home. Their journey back transformed everyone they met along the way.

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Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France | Germany | Switzerland

Language:

English | Russian | German | Polish | Italian | Latin

Release Date:

24 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Truce See more »

Filming Locations:

Turin, Piedmont, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,165, 26 April 1998

Gross USA:

$71,448
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film written and directed by Francesco Rosi. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Primo Levi: Face to face with freedom. We felt lost, emptied, atrophied, unfit for our new found liberty.
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Soundtracks

Polonez
Written by Michal Kleofas Oginski (as Oghinskij)
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One Sensitive Human Being's Post-Auschwitz Experience
1 September 2008 | by gelman@attglobal.netSee all my reviews

"The Truce" is unlike any other Holocaust film I've ever seen in at least two respects. First, it is focused on the return to their homes via the Soviet Union of a group of survivors from Auschwitz. Second, the events are distilled through the eyes of a particular victim, Primo Levi, an Italian chemist and disbelieving Jew, who recorded his experiences in an autobiographical memoir, "The Reawakening," transformed into a film by the Italian director, Francesco Rosi. Levi himself is portrayed by John Turturro, the only name likely to be recognized by an American audience. Turturro is a skilled actor and his performance is marked by emotional restraint. There are some telling scenes in the movie (and improbable coincidences relating to reappearance of characters who had previously departed the scene for destinations unknown). What holds the film together and makes it worth seeing is Levi's sensibility and occasional direct quotes: e.g., "In a world where there is Auschwitz, there is no God." This is not a great movie but it is very good.


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