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#1 downfall1983

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 03:32 PM

I was wondering what are some WWII movies depicting the Italians during the war?
The only movie I can think of..is Captain Corelli's Mandolin starring Nicolas Cage.
Any thoughts?
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 04:22 PM

'Massacre In Rome' with Richard Burton was another.
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 06:55 PM

There was one concerning nuns hiding Jewish kids, helped by Italian soldiers. Can't remember the name, but it dates from the late '50s.
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 09:05 PM

hey, "The_Historian", don't you think that sounds somewhat similar to a remake premise of "Les Miserables" starring french actor Jean Plemondon.
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 09:27 PM

Probably.....I haven't seen the one you mentioned, but I dare say it was better. ;)
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 01:37 AM

Yes, as a matter of a fact it was.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 01:58 AM

What Did You Do In The War Daddy? US GIs take over an underwhelmed Italian town in WW2. comedy directed by Blake Edwards.

The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town of Santa Vittoria in the closing days of World War II. He finds that the Germans plan to occupy his town and take their wine (over a million bottles) he works out a plan to hide it.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 03:56 PM

Originally posted by Pwwbear:
What Did You Do In The War Daddy? US GIs take over an underwhelmed Italian town in WW2. comedy directed by Blake Edwards.

The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town of Santa Vittoria in the closing days of World War II. He finds that the Germans plan to occupy his town and take their wine (over a million bottles) he works out a plan to hide it.

Documentary from 1944 Tunisian Victory

All of that sounds funny, and something, perhaps, the Three Stooges could've done.
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:31 AM

Well Downfall1983, I can think of a couple more movies depicting the Italian faschists during WWII. One is "Life is Beautiful" and the other is "Tea with Mousilini".
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:10 AM

Films set in Italy and featuring Italians during WWII - try these -

ROME, OPEN CITY - Roberto Rossellini - made 1945

El Alamein: The Line of Fire - El Alamein: La Linea Del Fuoco 2002 - only released in Italy so far, in Italian.

Attack and Retreat - Giuseppe De Santis (1965) - Italian Army in Russia 1942 this is great film expensive but on amazon.com




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