Archive of films The Old Soldier´s Ballad / A Cobra Fumou
2002, 94 min
Section: New Brazilian Documentary
In February 2000 a film crew set out for Italy in search of Brazilian war veterans who fought, primarily, at Monte Castello and Montessa. During World War Two 24,000 Brazilian troops fought in Italy, where they faced German units and the harsh European winter.
Twenty-four thousand Brazilian troops fought in Italy during World War Two. The biggest battles took place at Monte Castello and during the taking of Montessa. Brazilian soldiers had to face tough German units but also the harsh European winter. The film records the reminiscences of several who survived, among them telegraph operator Miguel Pereira (who remained in Italy after the war), important artist Carlos Scliar, journalist Joel Silveira and General Meira Mattos. In February 2000 the film crew set out for Italy to seek out remaining Brazilian war veterans.
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Section:||New Brazilian Documentary|
|Dir. of Photography:||Marcelo Guru Duarte|
|Editor:||Mariana Barsted, André Lozzano|
|Producer:||Erik de Castro, Christian de Castro|