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The Great War (La grande guerra) (1959)

The Great War
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Alberto Sordi Alberto Sordi
Oreste Jacovacci
Vittorio Gassman Vittorio Gassman
Giovanni Busacca
Bernard Blier Bernard Blier
Capitano Castelli
Folco Lulli Folco Lulli
Bordin
Vittorio Sanipoli Vittorio Sanipoli
Maggiore Venturi
Romolo Valli Romolo Valli
Tenente Gallina
Mario Valdemarin Mario Valdemarin
Sottotenente Lorenzi
Nicola Arigliano Nicola Arigliano
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Description: The Great War (Italian: La grande guerra) is a 1959 Italian film directed by Mario Monicelli. It tells the story of an odd couple of army buddies in World War I; the movie, while played on a comedic register, does not hide from the viewer the horrors and grimness of trench warfare. Starring Alberto Sordi and Vittorio Gassman and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, the film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Its crew also included Danilo Donati (costumes) and Mario Garbuglia (set designer). It was an Academy Award nominee as Best Foreign Film. In 1999 the critics of Ciak magazine chose it as one of the 100 most impor ... (more)
Release date: 26 April 1960
Tags: War (6), Comedy (6), Italian (5), Drama (5), Italy (5), Escape (4), Troops (4), WWI (4), Soldier (4), Coward (3), 1959 (3), History (2), Foreign Language (2), World War I (2), 1950s (2), Commedia All'italiana (1), '50 (1), France (1), Europe (1)
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