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The Truce (1997)

La tregua (original title)
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 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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Storyline

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

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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:

ITL 684,569,000 (Italy), 14 February 1997

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,165, 26 April 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,448, 3 May 1998
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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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References Top Hat (1935) See more »

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Ma l'amore no
G D'Anzi-Galdieri
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how to turn a masterpiece of literature into a lame movie
7 May 2008 | by vernettoSee all my reviews

I have read "Se questo è un uomo" 15 times, and I also consider "La Tregua" as one of the most extraordinary Odysseys of our times. I can hardly find any of Levi's masterpieces in this hodgepodge of episodes, hardly connected to each other and with barely any historical explanation of the events. Several comments about god and religion reported in the movie were not even present in the book, giving the impression that the director wanted to twist Levi's thought to serve his own philosophical agenda. The movie relies too much on images and too little on Levi's own considerations. Some effort has been put in trying to represent the chaotic world of those times, but I would have appreciated less scenic representation and more intimate comments.


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