The Roses of the Desert is a 2006 Italian war movie. The story is set in Egypt during World War II. A group of Italian soldiers are stationed in Egypt to assist the local population. When they lose contact with Italy they forget about the war. They become immersed in the local culture and customs. When they become involved again in the war they see it as a useless and futile endeavor. Their leader the Captain goes insane when he finds out his wife has been unfaithful.