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Il deserto dei Tartari

Valerio Zurlini / IT, FR, DE, 1975 / 140 min.

Like Jessica Woodworth (Luka), Valerio Zurlini based his story of a fort awaiting an attack from the Tatars on Dino Buzzati’s novel ‘Il deserto dei Tartari’. For his film version, he hired an all-star European cast.

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In 1940, Dino Buzzati wrote a novel about a young, ambitious officer posted to a fort in an inhospitable area ‘on the edge of the desert where the Tatars come from’. Buzzati doesn’t further specify either the place or period of the action; the novel focuses on the effect of the passing of time: the soldiers await an enemy who never appears.

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Director

Valerio Zurlini

Production year

1975

Country

IT, FR, DE

Original title

Il deserto dei Tartari

Length

140 min.

Language

French

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

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