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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.


Ari Taub
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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 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)


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 »


Action | Drama | War


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This is a war movie for people who don't like war movies.Ari Taub has captured the humanity of soldiers during wartime in his first time as a director.
11 November 2004 | by LionmotherSee all my reviews

I should admit right away that I don't like war movies. So when I was invited to see this film I went, because I knew that the person who invited me has good taste and wouldn't sponsor a film that wasn't good. I was pleasantly surprised when this film totally took hold of me. The theater was crowded, and I was very hungry with no popcorn. So when I found myself totally engrossed in this black and white film that deals with the gritty life of soldiers during World War II I was amazed. I got so involved in the lives of the men in this film that I forgot all about my hunger, and like a good novel, the film sped along to its end.

This film does a really good job of examining the lives of three different groups of soldiers, giving the audience a look at divergent points of view during wartime. Added to this is the fact that technically the film is very well done. I would say this is a war movie for people who don't usually enjoy them. All in all a very well done film for a first time director. I hope to see this placed in many more theaters so more people can see it.

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