The Roses of the Desert
- Original title
Le rose del deserto (The Roses of the Desert)
- Running time
- 102 min.
Alessandro Bencivenni, Mario Monicelli, Domenico Saverni (Novel: Mario Tobino)
Paolo Dossena, Mino Freda
Danilo De Summa
Luna Rossa Cinematografica / Mikado Film / Rai Cinema / Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC)
- Synopsis / Plot
- A sanitary battalion of Italian Army is sent to Sorman oasis in Lybia during the Africa campaign in 1940. Soon an Italian missionary, living nearby, succeed to transform the occupation by Italian Army in a kind of humanitarian mission. In fact all the battalion is involved to help the local population. The war anyway goes on with no regards to human feelings. The "glorious" Fascist campaign is going to became a fast retreat.
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