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THE THREE PILOTS (1942) * with switchable English and Spanish subtitles *

Mario Mattoli (as Mario Mattòli) Stars: Michela Belmonte, Leonardo Cortese, Carlo Minello
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This tribute to the Italian Air Force Academy, made right in the middle of the Second World War, is, for the most part, lacking the usual fascist innuendos so common to the genre. As the opening credits state, many of the film's extras (who were actual cadets) were either dead or invalided out of service by the time the film went into circulation. To be sure, the country's fortunes were at its low point when the movie finally made it to the theatres. The film addresses the friendships that formed during training for service, along with the usual romantic adventures, and shows some rather dramatic and daring photography. Ironically, while the film tried to give a human face to the soldiers fighting on the Axis side of the war, shortly after its release, a number of pilots from this very academy had switched to the Allied cause after Italy's surrender in 1943.

DVD-R is in Italian with switchable English and Spanish subtitles. Approx. 79 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality! 

 

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