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16 Ratings

The Roses of the Desert

Le rose del deserto

Directed by Mario Monicelli
Italy, 2006
Comedy, War


A sanitary battalion of Italian Army is sent to Sorman oasis in Lybia during the Africa campaign in 1940. Soon an Italian missionary, living nearby, succeed to transform the occupation by Italian Army in a kind of humanitarian mission.

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The Roses of the Desert Directed by Mario Monicelli

Awards & Festivals

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2007 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

2007 | Nominee: Best Screenplay

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