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Naples '44 (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 29 November 2017 (USA)
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A British Intelligence Officer in Naples at the end of World War II: Norman Lewis's acknowledged masterpiece about a war-torn city and its unforgettable humanity.

Director:

Francesco Patierno

Writers:

Norman Lewis (novel), Francesco Patierno (screenplay by)
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Credited cast:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Norman Lewis (voice)
Adriano Giannini ... Norman Lewis (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Arkin ... Self (archive footage)
Ernest Borgnine ... Self (archive footage)
Keenan Wynn ... Self (archive footage)
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Francesco Patierno brings Norman Lewis' war diary to life in a feature documentary linking unique archive, with feature film footage and accompanied by the narration of Lewis' words made by Oscar Nominated British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Black Mass, Sherlock). The documentary NAPLES'44, creates a contrast between extraordinary footage images, mostly unreleased before, and fascinating excerpts from famous films set in the city, to re-create for the audience, the authentic scenario that Lewis found when he arrived there. Lewis' masterpiece, full of such extraordinary images and characters, is a lyrical, ironic and detached account of Naples in the aftermath of war: a tempestuous, byzantine and opaque city massacred by a hundred air raids, in which working classes, artisans, office workers, teachers, lawyers, maids, judges and impoverished noblemen lived side by side in a throbbing and complex social melting pot. A Naples that has never been conveyed more vividly ...

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Documentary | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

29 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,636, 3 December 2017

Gross USA:

$24,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,863
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Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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