El Alamein - The Line of Fire 2002

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SKU #El Alamein - The Line of Fire 591*

War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the British prepare an offensive. At first, boredom, heat, hunger, and thirst bedevil the Italians; then the Brits attack, and there's no luck or heroism in death. Finally, it's retreat in confusion. Serra, his sergeant Rizzo, and his lieutenant Fiori take a last walk toward home. It's said that each soldier gets three miracles; when Serra's are used up, what then?

8 wins & 11 nominations.

1h 57min | Drama, War

Stars: Paolo Briguglia, Pierfrancesco Favino, Luciano Scarpa
: Enzo Monteleone
Language: Italian
Subtitle: Arabic
Rating: Not Rated