Attack and Retreat (1964) AKA Italiani brava gente

Beautifully photographed and lyrically written, this largely factual account of Mussolini’s disastrous invasion of Russia during World War II tells the story of an Italian regiment through the eyes of a farmer from Emilia, a plumber from Rome, a miner from Puglia and a colonel.

Director: Giuseppe De Santis.
Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Raffaele Pisu, Tatyana Samojlova, Andrea Checchi, Riccardo Cucciolla, Valeri Somov, Nino Vingelli, Lev Prygunov, Grigory Mikhaylov, Peter Falk, Vincenzo Polizzi, Ivan Paramonov, Gino Pernice, Boris Kozhukhov, Sergei Lukyanov, Ervin Knausmyuller.

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2 Comments

  1. Steves
    August 25, 2018
    Reply

    Great, Jon! Thanks for all the fine work!!

  2. Robert Russell
    August 25, 2018
    Reply

    Epic lost Eastern Front account of Italy’s doomed aspirations in the USSR….thanks a lot, Jon.

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