La Tregua (The Truce)
La Tregua (The Truce) (1997)

Italian chemist turned author Primo Levi was interred at Auschwitz during WW II until 1945. Following his release, he returned to his native Turin and penned the wrenching autobiographical account of life in the concentration camp If This… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It fails to find a way of capturing the fine moral discriminations inherent to Levi's prose.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Despite all that Rosi and Turturro can do, the Levi we look at and listen to is not near the Levi we know.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

What makes Primo Levi so special is not apparent in Rosi's film, because Levi never comes alive for us.

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James Berardinelli

While The Truce tells a story that is occasionally compelling and disturbing, the film feels like it has been sanitized.

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Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine

Contains too many characters and scenes that are familiar from other films set in the same period.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The film cannot replicate what Primo Levi put on the page and this tale of a man's rebirth is often, on the screen, slow and meandering.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Turturro gives what may be the screen performance of his career.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Bears witness to the courage, patience, and resiliency of Holocaust survivors. It is another chapter in the film recreation of the nightmare of World War II.

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Harvey S. Karten

Turturro's toned-down performance is contrasted with the vivacious presentation by the large ensemble, allowing us to watch the hero's transformation from a near-zombie to a life-affirming human being.

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