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

This film is the follow-up to If This Is a Man, the wrenching autobiographical account of Italian chemist-turned-author Primo Levi's interment at Auschwitz. The Truce chronicles his hellish nine-month journey after his release to his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1997
DVD 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.

E! Online

Despite experiencing some of the most barbaric treatment in recorded history, Levi chooses to believe in life, hope and that the better angels of our natures will ultimately prevail.

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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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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

It doesn't smack you in the face with a powerful message, but instead works its way inside you more gradually.

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