I Recuperanti (1969)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Gianni (Andreino Carli) is the Italian prisoner of war who returns after spending time in a Russian prison camp. Due to the economic disaster that followed the war, he becomes a scavenger to survive. He soon meets Old Du (Antonio Lundari), the legendary veteran scavenger who has survived two world wars and numerous hardships. Old Du teaches him the fine art of scavenging and the two combine forces to sell their goods in a nearby town. Gianni returns to civilization, and an incredulous Old Du scolds him for abandoning the scavenging lifestyle before he returns to his mountain solitude, happy to be away from society in this symbolic drama.



homecoming, poverty, POW (Prisoner of War), survivor