PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, War
Actor Anthony Quinn was cast in this Euro-set movie based on his well-known screen persona from having starred in Zorba the Greek (1964). However, this time, Quinn was not Zorba the Greek, but Bombolini the Italian.
It's nice to have a hot meal before you die.
Rosa Bombolini: You aren't going to die.
Italo Bombolini: I'm the mayor, no? The Germans come. I greet them. They threaten me! I spit in their face! They put a pistol to my head and blow out my brains!
Rosa Bombolini: Why would they put a pistol to your...
When Tufa the deserter, meets Caterina after being released by the Germans, Caterina places the bread knife parallel to the side of the cutting board. Next shot, the knife is away from the cutting board with the blade pointing away from the cutting board.