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The Fallen (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 2004 (USA)
The story of ordinary men during WWII as seen from three different points of View.

Director:

Ari Taub
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher R Swanson Christopher R Swanson ... German Medic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Asher ... Lt. Watts
Brian Bancale Brian Bancale ... US armored car
C.J. Barkus C.J. Barkus ... Private Pulver
Maurizio Benazzo Maurizio Benazzo ... Italian refugee
Ida Bernardini Ida Bernardini ... Italian refugee
Gianluca Bianco Gianluca Bianco ... Toro
Matthew Black ... Sgt. Hoakes (as Mathew Black)
Paul Bomba ... Italian soldier
Davide Borella ... Pietro
Kenny Bowton Kenny Bowton ... WC-51 / Halftracks
Justin Brett ... Kinross
Bob Brown Bob Brown ... Col. Bowen
Hans-Dieter Brückner ... Cook
Achim Buchner Achim Buchner ... Franz (as Achim Beuchner)
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Storyline

In the autumn of 1944, in Northern Italy, the German soldiers resist to the advancement of American forces in an Italy divided in fascist soldiers, communist partisans supported by the civilians and thugs. An American platoon led by Sergeant Malone is assigned to deliver supplies to the front. Meanwhile, the German Lieutenant Gunther tries to keep the morale and discipline of his needy soldiers, and faces many other problems when the Italian troop leaded by the aristocratic Lieutenant Gianini joins his doomed troop. The thugs leaded by Rossini act like vultures, plundering the remains after the battles. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In war the fallen are all heroes. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Connections

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"The Fallen", commentary
1 February 2006 | by jramaineSee all my reviews

I thought that making a movie showing three points of view, was a brave choice, by the director, considering the history which took place during the war. Showing brave men fight for a losing cause, made the message of war and its purpose senseless. I didn't hate the Nazi soldiers, I felt sorry for them, which is quite a feat. Kudos all around to a well directed, acted and written story. I would recommend it to anyone with an open mind. I am not aware of what the budget of this film was but it had to be expensive considering all of the equipment, trucks and ammo that had to be used in this shoot. Though it is an independent film, it comes across like a studio project. I was also aware that there were no famous names in the project which helped me stay focused on the film without having to overcome the familiar mannerisms which a celebrity brings to a role.


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2004 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,245
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