La Grande Quercia (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Filmed from a child's viewpoint, this gripping drama follows the exploits of a doctor, his wife and their three children after they flee Rome in war-torn 1943 to find safety on their grandfather's farm in Lazio. Shortly after their arrival, the children, ages five-to-seven and largely clueless about the war and their parents' fear, settle down to making new friends with the local kids and attending the local school. But as time passes, the war encroaches upon the children's lives in small ways and they come to discover a surprising secret about the much-loved grandfather.



child, courage, doctor/nurse, escape, family, family-secrets, farming, Fascism, friendship, grandfather, Nazism, refugee, war, wife