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A Estrada 47 (2013)

The unusual meeting between three deserters from different nationalities (Brazil, German and Italy) during World War II.

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Vicente Ferraz

Writer:

Vicente Ferraz
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Credited cast:
Sergio Rubini ... Roberto
Daniel de Oliveira Daniel de Oliveira ... Guimarães (Guima)
Thogun Teixeira Thogun Teixeira ... Sergente Laurindo
Francisco Gaspar Francisco Gaspar ... Piauí
Júlio Andrade ... Tenente Penha
Ivo Canelas ... Rui
Richard Sammel ... Colonel Mayer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniele Grassetti Daniele Grassetti ... Partigiano
Hassan El Jaï ... Rui (voice)
Francesco Roder ... Partigiano con Barella
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During World War II, looking up the Mountain, in Italy, a Brazilian Expeditionary Force - FEB - mines weeping platoon is hit by a panic-attack that sets them running aimlessly right in the middle of 'no man's land'. Desperate cold and hungry, the ill-prepared soldiers have to choose between facing military court or delve deeper into enemy lines. After a tense discussion, they decide to save their faces with the Brazilian Army by tackling a daring military objective: to disarm the most feared minefield in Italy. On their way there, they end meeting two others deserters; a remorseful Italian soldier trying to join the Partigianos and German officer who is just simply tired of war. with unexpected help of their ex-enemy, the soldiers are set to accomplish a mission that so far had been deemed impossible. Written by Anonymous

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Rui, the character, is Brazilian, but the accent of the actor Ivo Canelas is Portuguese. See more »

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A contemplative view of the human side of the war
13 March 2020 | by iclesrodriguesSee all my reviews

Recently I had the opportunity to interview the director of the movie, and he told me he didn't want to make a movie about battles, but about peace. The history is ficticious, inspired by a literature book called Mina R, and 3 interviews he did with two old Brazilian WW2 veterans and one German who was forced to fight in the Hitlerjugend against the Soviets who came to Brazil after the war and fell in love with our indigenous people. Each one of those 3 real persons influenced a character in the movie.

Is a movie about fear and mercy in a war so distant to the Brazilian soldier. Even today Italian people from some of the cities liberated by Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) remembers with affection how Brazilian soldiers treated then better than other Allies, 'cause they arrived late in war and didn't had to fight against the Italians. There was no resentment that other troops had against the Italians for the loss of their colleagues in combat against Mussolini's soldiers, for example.

It is not an action or battle movie. It's a film about being displaced in a distant war, with characters who wonder what they are doing there, if they should have gone, what to do in the face of the need to kill the enemy, and the fear of death. It's more contemplative and makes justice to the everyday life of the Brazilian soldier in Italy outside the battles. Veterans from all over the world say the war is a long period of boredom punctuated by moments of terror, but terror is what tend to sell movies. Most of Lost Patrol starts in a momento of terror, but is more focused on the boredom of war, when soldiers revaluate their actions and decisions.

For those who expect the typical American war cinema (which I personally like a lot), it is a film that can disappoint. For those who value films that take place in war, but with different approaches, such as Come and See (1895), this may be a film that will please you.


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Release Date:

23 April 2015 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Road 47 See more »

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy See more »

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