A Estrada 47
- 1h 47min
The unusual meeting between three deserters from different nationalities (Brazil, German and Italy) during World War II.The unusual meeting between three deserters from different nationalities (Brazil, German and Italy) during World War II.The unusual meeting between three deserters from different nationalities (Brazil, German and Italy) during World War II.
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.
- Mar 13, 2020