The Fascist


1h 42m 1965

Brief Synopsis

A devoted Fascist soldier is given orders by the party to arrest an old anti-fascist professor and bring him back for interrogation. Along the way, the captor and his prisoner strike up an unusual friendship.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il federale
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Jun 1965
Production Company
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A.
Distribution Company
Embassy Pictures
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

In Italy in 1944, the Fascist High Command sends the fanatical Primo Arcovazzi to find and capture Professor Bonafè, a well-known anti-Fascist, who is hiding until the liberation of the country from the Germans. En route to Rome, the two are involved in a series of incidents, including imprisonment by the Germans, an air raid, and the loss of their clothes. When they arrive in Rome on 4 June 1944, the city is about to fall to the Americans, and a crowd of revenge-seeking citizens beat up and want to shoot Arcovazzi, who is dressed in a Fascist officer's uniform sold to him by the two teenagers responsible for stealing his own clothes. Bonafè lends Arcovazzi his civilian clothing, however, and helps him escape.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il federale
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Jun 1965
Production Company
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A.
Distribution Company
Embassy Pictures
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Released in Italy in 1961 as Il federale.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 21, 1965

Released in United States Summer June 21, 1965