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I sette fratelli Cervi (1968)

The true story of seven Italian brothers, farmers and catholic, who became communist and fought for justice and freedom against Fascism. Shot in December 1943 in Reggio Emilia, they are the... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Aldo Cervi
Lisa Gastoni ... Lucia Sarzi
Carla Gravina Carla Gravina ... Verina
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Gelindo Cervi
Gabriella Pallotta ... Irnes, Agostino's wife
Renzo Montagnani ... Ferdinando Cervi
Gino Lavagetto Gino Lavagetto ... Antenore Cervi
Don Backy ... Agostino Cervi
Ruggero Miti Ruggero Miti ... Ovidio Cervi
Benjamin Lev Benjamin Lev ... Ettore Cervi
Elsa Albani Elsa Albani ... Genoveffa Cocconi Cervi
Oleg Zhakov ... The father (Alcide Cervi) (as Jakov Oleg)
Andrea Checchi ... the Communist Party member
Serge Reggiani ... Ferrari
Rossella Bergamonti Rossella Bergamonti ... Antenore's wife
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The true story of seven Italian brothers, farmers and catholic, who became communist and fought for justice and freedom against Fascism. Shot in December 1943 in Reggio Emilia, they are the first and most famous heroes in the Italian "Resistenza" (resistance against Nazi-fascism). Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 February 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A hét Cervi fivér See more »

Filming Locations:

Albinea, Emilia-Romagna, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Centro Film See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Average depiction of famous Italian resistance fighters
17 July 2018 | by pscamp01See all my reviews

The Seven Cervi Brothers is a movie based on a true story about an Italian family that took up arms against the fascist government during World War II. They became famous folk heroes after the war and deserve a better tribute than this. The movie feels choppy, like it was cut down from a longer length or that it was condensing source material that was really long. Most of the scenes are very short with banal dialogue (or subtitles anyway) which kept me from getting emotionally invested. Plus, it is hard to make a movie with seven main characters, but this movie does not even try. Instead it concentrates on Aldo (played by Gian Maria Volonte) thus making the other six brothers bystanders in their own story. Too bad; there is a good story here. Maybe a mini-series would do it justice.


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