#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Italy, 1916. Oreste Jacovacci and Giovanni Busacca are conscripted, as all the Italian youths, to serve the army in the WWI. They meet at the recruiting office where Giovanni bribes Oreste in the hope of securing a medical deferment, however the joke is on him when Oreste pulls off a hilarious double cross. Destine to serve as comrades in the same unit, they meet again on the train to the front. Despite the rocky beginning and the stolen money, they become friends and the comedic duo experience everything from blustery sergeants to bureaucratic requisition officers to the war weary lieutenant Hen. While in the village of Tigliano they spend some months in relative peace, and Giovanni attempts to gain the graces (and favors) of overworked prostitute Costantina, who also turns the tables to lighten his wallet. But war also brings with it gruesome sights and harrowing dangers. During the most important battle among Italians and Austro-Hungarians, as the Italians in retreat, Giovanni and Oreste find themselves separated from their unit once again when the shells rain down, but this time “gli due villiacchi” will end up on the wrong side of the shifting front and fall into the hands of an Austrian officer. With their lives on the line, a slip of the tongue will force them to choose between their lives and their country. What should they do now?
Plot: Italy, 1916. Oreste Jacovacci and Giovanni Busacca are called, as all the Italian youths, to serve the army in the WWI. They both try in every way to avoid serving the army.
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the war as it is
La Grande guerra is a real lucid vision of the war that’s because the point of view is moved on two characters of the common people with real emotions and feelings, so their military adventures at first creates a sense of funny but step by step everything becomes more dramatic because the war shows absurdities and contradictions that creates real human destruction. The maximum point is touched at the end. Because of this antimilitary soul in 1959 the movie was a real proof of intelligence.
La grande guerra (1959)
A comedy (or perhaps more accurately a dramedy) about two lazy, cowardly Italian soldiers in the first World War. Sordi and Gassman are both terrific, there’s some funny bits and touching commentary, and the film is very well shot with realistic battlefields. It’s a sharp, humorous anti-war sentiment. I’m a bit at a loss to explain why I wasn’t more taken with it. Maybe it was too scattershot, too episodic. While this does sort of mimic the chaos and randomness of war, I never felt like I could settle into the movie. Some event would start to develop and then be over a few minutes later. Then again, I can think of other movies I enjoy that do something similar (M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY) so maybe that’s not it. For whatever reason, I didn’t get fully engaged with this film, although I do recognize its assets. One of them being the fantastic, and very appropriate, ending.
Original Language it
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama, War
Director Mario Monicelli
Writer Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni
Actors Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier
Country Italy, France
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 10 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 3,898 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope
Printed Film Format 35 mm