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General della Rovere

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Original title
Il generale Della Rovere
Year
Running time
132 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbri, Indro Montanelli (Novel: Indro Montanelli)
Music
Renzo Rossellini
Cinematography
Carlo Carlini
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-France; Zebra Films / Gaumont
Genre
Drama | II World War
Synopsis / Plot
Genoa, 1943. Grimaldi is a swindler, pretending to be a colonel in the Italian army to get money from the family of people put into jail by the Nazis. Once caught, the Gestapo makes a deal with him : he will stay alive if he impersonates the General Della Rovere, a leader of the Resistance who has just been shot by the Nazis, to be put into a political jail where he is supposed to identify another Resistance leader.
Awards
1961: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
1960: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Lenguage Film
1960: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Language Films
1959: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion
1959: David di Donatello Awards: Best Production
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