Soldati - 365 all'alba

Soldati - 365 all'alba (i.e. "Soldiers 365 Days Before Discharge") is a 1987 Italian drama film directed by Marco Risi. The film, which deals with the military service seen as a traumatic experience, marked the switch of Risi from low-wattage comedies to more complex themes.[1]

Soldati - 365 all'alba
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Directed byMarco Risi
Written byStefano Sudriè
Marco Risi
Marco Modugno
Furio Scarpelli
Music byManuel De Sica
CinematographyGiuseppe Berardini
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Before coming into production, the screenplay was submitted to the Ministry of Defence to obtain the necessary permits to shoot in real barracks, but it received an outright refusal, as the Ministry feared to exacerbate the already harsh controversy that at the time had invested the Army because of a chain of suicides in the barracks as a result of hazing. The film, therefore, was filmed partly in Rome between the Empire Studios, the private school Nazarene College and the psychiatric hospital Santa Maria della Pietà, and Trieste, in the museum of national history.[2]



  1. ^ Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I Registi. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. ^ Fabrizio Corallo, «Ragazzi di naja», Panorama, 31 May 1987, p. 15.

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