Prigionieri della guerra (1996)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, History  |   Sub-Genres - Essay Film, Military & War  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This profound and disturbing Italian documentary is entirely comprised of archival film footage from London, Milan, Moscow, Vienna and Budapest of life in WWI prison camps. Some of the clips are from propaganda films from Germany and Czarist Russia. The compilers removed all original onscreen text and replaced it with title cards describing the location and the subject. The documentary is also unnarrated but for a vocal score and presents the subjects objectively. Scenes include the arrest of the prisoners, their entry into the prison camps, live within their confines and the grim fate suffered by many of the interred.

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archival-footage, concentration-camp, Germany, POW (Prisoner of War), prison, propaganda, Russia, war, war-atrocities, world-war