Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable disillusionments of life. –IMDb
Ettore Scola (born 10 May 1931) is an Italian screenwriter and film director. Scola was born in Trevico, province of Avellino (Campania).
He entered the film industry as a screenwriter in 1953, and directed his first movie, Let’s Talk About Women, in 1964. In 1974 Scola enjoyed international success with We All Loved Each Other So Much (C’eravamo tanto amati), a wide fresco of post-World War II Italy life and politics, dedicated to fellow director Vittorio De Sica. In 1976 he won the Prix de la mise en scène at Cannes Film Festival for Brutti, sporchi e cattivi.
Since then Ettore Scola has made several successful films, including A Special Day (1977), That Night In Varennes (1982), What Time Is It? (1989) and Captain Fracassa’s Journey (1990). Ettore Scola has directed close to 40 films in some 40 years, and he is still active.
His film Passione d’amore, adapted from a nineteenth-century novel… read more
Un capolavoro.Attraverso 30 anni di storia,Scola ci regala un magnifico affresco di un Paese e degli uomini che lo attraversano,fornendo una prova maiuscola che entra di diritto nel costume e nella tradizione italiana.Scene indimenticabili,attori in stato di grazia(un Manfredi epico),con in più un meraviglioso elogio a quel Cinema che ci ha reso orgogliosi davanti al Mondo.Non è un film,è Storia D'Italia.5*
the last class I took in college (an Italian lit/culture class about the dopoguerra) summed up in one film!