The Truce

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Released 1996

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The Truce

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Director:
Francesco Rosi
Released:
1996
Rating:
R
The Truce is a dramatic telling of a liberated Italian Jew's trip from Aucshwitz to his home in Turin. Based on the book of his real life experiences, Primo Levi (John Turturro) is freed from Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi German concentration camp, when a group of four Russian soldiers tear down the gates. Both Jewish and Italian, the ordeal may be over but his journey is merely beginning, as he and various other newly free prisoners set out upon the road to finally go home. But Levi boards a train bound for the wrong direction, and he ends up even further into Poland, setting the stage for a rough time indeed. Along the way in his nine month long trip, Levi encounters many trying obstacles, and meets many different people, with each new experiences helping him to gain a sense of understanding and peace as he learns to adapt from a life of complete anguish to a normal one. Francesco Rosi directs this heartfelt and intimate film adapted from Levi's famous writings.moreless
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