Il deserto dei tartari

Directed by Valerio Zurlini On May 2 at 20:00

Italy, France, Germany - 1976 - 140’ - Color - Italian with English subtitles
With Jacques Perrin, Vittorio Gassman, Helmut Griem, Max von Sydow, Francisco Rabal, Giuliano Gemma, Philippe Noiret, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mohammad-Ali Keshavartz

André-Georges Brunelin, Valerio Zurlini, Jean-Louis Bertucelli based on Dino Buzzati’s 1940 eponymous novel
Luciano Tovoli
Raimondo Crociani
Ennio Morricone
Produced by :
Jacques Perrin, Michelle de Broca, Bahman Farmanara, Enzo Giulioli
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Young lieutenant Giovanni Drogo has been assigned to Bastiani, an isolated fortress bordering a desert and a series of mountains. The aim of his mission is to prevent a potential invasion by the dreadful Tartars. As days turn into months, excitement turns into excruciating boredom within the soldiers’ ranks. And in the endlessness of the desert, no one has ever spotted the enemy.

festivals & awards


Award for Best Film, Best Director, 1977 David di Donatello Awards

Silver Ribbon Award for Best Director, 1977 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists