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El Alamein - La linea del fuoco (2002)

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 »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paolo Briguglia Paolo Briguglia ... Pvt. Serra
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Sgt. Rizzo
Luciano Scarpa Luciano Scarpa ... Spagna
Emilio Solfrizzi ... Lt. Fiore
Thomas Trabacchi ... Capt. De Vita
Sergio Albelli Sergio Albelli ... Lt. Sforza
Piero Maggiò ... Tarozzi
Antonio Petrocelli Antonio Petrocelli
Giuseppe Cederna ... Capt. Medician
Roberto Citran ... The Colonel
Silvio Orlando ... The General
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matteo Albano Matteo Albano ... Carabiniere Avamposto Munizionamento
Lorenzo Balducci ... Soldato Trincea
Massimiliano Cutrera Massimiliano Cutrera
Fabio Ferri Fabio Ferri
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El Alamein See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€243,057 (Italy), 10 November 2002, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Their uniforms don't show any wear or tear, although some practically lived in them for years. See more »

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12 January 2003 | by cumgranosalisSee all my reviews

a very crude, beautiful, rarely near-truth war movie, rhetoricless. it reflects the story of italian war drama, fought against allied extrapowered forces. the italian armed support of that campain is usually undervaluated by historian and worldwide literature to favour of little contribution given by rommel's africakorp. I think they have right to obtain a more correct history-revision to give truth to the truth. the movie soundtrack is very exotic and fashinating, so you can feel the right atmosphere of desert land. a particular appreciation for the use of italian realistic vintages motorcycles, trucks, guns and a beautiful FIAT 508C militarizzata (command-car)in the right camouflage. the movie has given a simple, real chronicle of the time. enjoy yourself-bye


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