In Love and War


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

Television movie based on the book by Eric Newby that tells the true story of a captured British soldier and an Italian woman who fall in love in Italy during World War II. Newby's life is saved by the heroic actions of this courageous young woman and a small, brave group of Italian farmers and vill

Film Details

Also Known As
Hallmark Hall of Fame (11/18/01)
Release Date
2001
Production Company
CBS Entertainment; Dolby Laboratories, Inc.; Panavision, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Sonar Entertainment
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Television movie based on the book by Eric Newby that tells the true story of a captured British soldier and an Italian woman who fall in love in Italy during World War II. Newby's life is saved by the heroic actions of this courageous young woman and a small, brave group of Italian farmers and villagers.On the morning of August 12, 1942, while returning from a daring commando raid on an airfield jammed with German bombers, Eric Newby and four fellow members of Britain's eilite SBS (Special Boat Section) unit were captured in Italy. The and hundreds of other Allied POWs were imprisoned in what has been an orphanage in the small town of Fontanellato near Parma. When the Italian Armistice occurred in September 1943, Newby and his jailed compatriots were released, but their freedom was short-lived; Germany's cracK P16th Panzer Division began ruthlessly searching them out.Thanks to the Nazi-defying efforts of villagers and farmers in and around Fontanellato, Newby successfuuly avoided being recaptured for three months. Among the many who literally risked their lives to protect and hide Newby (and others) was Wanda Skof, the daughter of a Slovenian anti-fascist, who taught him Italian, smuggled him food and buoyed his spirits during the frightening game of cat-and-mouse played with the Nazis. Newby and Skof slowly, almost imperceptibly, fell in love during those three months.

Crew

Barbara Abseck

Publicity

Cecilia Alvarenga

Production Coordinator

Rick Ash

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Emilio Baldelli

Property Master

Bernard Bats

Sound Mixer

Tony Brandt

Assistant Director

Kevin R. Buxbaum

Production Auditor

Giacomo Calo'carducci

Set Decorator

Todd Carter

Dialogue Coach

Nino Centurion

Music Editor

Romano Chessari

Construction Coordinator

Francesco Chianese

Art Director

Leo Davis

Casting (United Kingdom)

Gino Derossi

Special Effects

Gabriella Disanto

Location Manager

Stefano Falivene

Camera Operator

Stefano Falvene

Camera Operator

Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci

Director Of Photography

Charlotte C G A Fontijn

Script Supervisor

Stanislao Galasso

Gaffer

Andrew Gottlieb

Supervising Producer

Stephen Grubbs

Sound Supervisor

Veronica Hadfield

Production Designer

Enrico Iacoponi

Makeup

Lynn Kressel

Casting (Usa)

Beatrice Kruger

Casting (Italy)

Giovanni Lovatelli

Unit Production Manager

Giovanni Lovatelli

Line Producer

Micheala Marino

Assistant Costume Designer

Susan J Marks

Publicity

Pasqual Martino

Animal Wrangler

John Mortimer

Screenwriter

Marcello Negretti

Key Grip

Ellen Nesselrode

Publicity

Eric Newby

Book As Source Material ("Love And War In The Apennines")

Michael Ornstein

Editor

Barbara Pastrovich

Assistant Director

Russ Patrick

Publicity

Nicola Piovani

Music

Steve Sahagun

Assistant Editor

Mauro Sangiorgi

Other

Brent Shields

Producer

Kathleen Straub

Executive In Charge Of Production

Mauro Tamagnini

Hair Stylist

Andrea Viotti

Costume Designer

Karen Mayeda Vranek

Post-Production Supervisor

Richard Welsh

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Hallmark Hall of Fame (11/18/01)
Release Date
2001
Production Company
CBS Entertainment; Dolby Laboratories, Inc.; Panavision, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Sonar Entertainment
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video February 26, 2002

Aired in United States November 18, 2001

Telecast as a presentation of "Hallmark Hall of Fame."

Completed shooting October 25, 2000.

Began shooting September 11, 2000.