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Enzo Monteleone

El Alamein - La linea del fuoco (El Alamein - The Line of Fire)

117' - 2002 - War, Drama - Dialogue: Italian
Director: Enzo Monteleone Composer: Aldo De Scalzi, Pivio With: Paolo Briguglia, Pierfrancesco Favino, Luciano Scarpa
El Alamein, Egypt - October 1942. The British 8th Army have forced the Axis armies into humiliating retreat. It is the first major reversal for the German army in World War II. The Italians, allies of the Germans, are also there. The Italian soldiers are brave, but poorly armed. They are proud men, the cream of the Italian Army, capable of heroic actions, but fighting a losing battle for an ally that is holding them in contempt. Eleven terrible days of fighting leave 25.000 victims and 30.000 POWs. The film shows the day-to-day troubles of front-line soldiers. The story of soldiers on a daily ration of half a pint of dirty water - while struggling against dysentery. Of men who left their houses an families to defend their country in a place far from home. Little heroes, nameless and neglected who died forgotten in the desert sands.

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Enzo Monteleone


Aldo De Scalzi, Pivio


Paolo Briguglia, Pierfrancesco Favino, Luciano Scarpa


Enzo Monteleone

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Daniele Nannuzzi


Cecilia Zanuso


Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini, Riccardo Tozzi

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