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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 ... Written by1felco

Actors: Alberto Sordi,Vittorio Gassman,Silvana Mangano,Folco Lulli,Bernard Blier,Romolo Valli,Vittorio Sanipoli,Nicola Arigliano,Geronimo Meynier,Mario Valdemarin,Elsa Vazzoler,Tiberio Murgia,Livio Lorenzon,Ferruccio Amendola,Carlo D'Angelo
Year: 1959
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"The motion picture was well directed by Mario Monicelli who gets to capture the same period feeling during the Great War "

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