Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

Movies on Italians during WW2.

Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by downfall1983, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. downfall1983

    downfall1983 Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  2. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2002
    Messages:
    13,296
    Likes Received:
    1,212
    Location:
    London, England.
    'Massacre In Rome' with Richard Burton was another.
     
  3. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    17,812
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland
    There was one concerning nuns hiding Jewish kids, helped by Italian soldiers. Can't remember the name, but it dates from the late '50s.
     
  4. downfall1983

    downfall1983 Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    hey, "The_Historian", don't you think that sounds somewhat similar to a remake premise of "Les Miserables" starring french actor Jean Plemondon.
     
  5. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    17,812
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland
    Probably.....I haven't seen the one you mentioned, but I dare say it was better. ;)
     
  6. downfall1983

    downfall1983 Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, as a matter of a fact it was.
     
  7. Pwwbear

    Pwwbear Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2005
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
  8. downfall1983

    downfall1983 Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    All of that sounds funny, and something, perhaps, the Three Stooges could've done.
     
  9. jawohl

    jawohl Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    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".
     
  10. hect0r

    hect0r recruit

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     

Share This Page