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THE GREAT WAR

La grande guerra

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Directed by Mario Monicelli
France, Italy, 1959
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Oreste from Rome and Giovanni from Milan meet each other during the call to arms at the start of World War I. Although completely different in character, they are united in their lack of idealism and their desire to avoid any danger in Mario Monicelli’s tragicomic masterpiece.

Synopsis

Oreste from Rome and Giovanni from Milan meet each other during the call to arms at the start of World War I. Although completely different in character, they are united in their lack of idealism and their desire to avoid any danger in Mario Monicelli’s tragicomic masterpiece.

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The Great WarDirected byMario Monicelli

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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1959 | Winner: Golden Lion
1959 | Special Mention
Academy Awards
1960 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
1960 | 2 wins including: Best Actor
1960 | 7 nominations including: Best Director
David di Donatello Awards
1960 | 2 wins including: Best Production

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