Great War, The (1959): Oscar-Nominated Italian Serio-Comedy

Mario Monicelli directs this serio-comedy set in WWI, starring Vittorio Gassman and Alberto Sordi as soldiers who go AWOL during battle, but decide to return to battle when they learn that the rest of their band is killed.


Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Foreign Language Film


Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Best Foreign Language Film was “Black Orpheus.”