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El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)

El Alamein - La linea del fuoco (original title)
War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel ... See full summary »

Director:

Enzo Monteleone

Writer:

Enzo Monteleone
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paolo Briguglia ... Sold. Serra
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Serg. Rizzo
Luciano Scarpa Luciano Scarpa ... Sold. Spagna
Emilio Solfrizzi ... Ten. Fiore
Thomas Trabacchi ... Capor. De Vita
Giuseppe Cederna ... Cap. medico
Roberto Citran ... Colonnello
Piero Maggiò ... Tarozzi
Silvio Orlando ... Generale
Antonio Petrocelli Antonio Petrocelli ... Autista camion acqua
Sergio Albelli Sergio Albelli ... Tenete 'Folgore'
Ivan Bacchi Ivan Bacchi ... Autista camion cavallo
Lorenzo Balducci ... Soldato trincea
Antonio Berardinelli Antonio Berardinelli ... 1° bersagliere motociclista
Attilio Cucari Attilio Cucari ... Serra anziano
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War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the British prepare an offensive. At first, boredom, heat, hunger, and thirst bedevil the Italians; then the Brits attack, and there's no luck or heroism in death. Finally, it's retreat in confusion. Serra, his sergeant Rizzo, and his lieutenant Fiori take a last walk toward home. It's said that each soldier gets three miracles; when Serra's are used up, what then? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | War

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The motorcycle which delivers volunteer Private Serra at the beginning and then rescues him at the end is a Moto Guzzi SuperAlce. See more »

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The car wreck where the sniper was hiding is clearly a post WWII Land Rover (a series-II or III build after 1958) See more »

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Very realistic
14 November 2002 | by GTFMSee all my reviews

A very realistic depiction of the famous World War II battle, from the point of view of some common Italian soldiers, this movie lack of any kind of rethoric, nor pacifistic neither heroic. It's something like a good Vietnam movie from American directors, as "Platoon" or "Hamburger Hill". A must for everyone who wants to know more about Italian war in Africa


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$975,881
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Dolby

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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