The Desert of the Tartars

This complex drama tells the story of a young army officer, Giovanni, who is given the task of defending a crumbling fortress. An all star international cast take on the few roles in this epic masterpiece based on the novel, The Tartar Steppe. The beauty of the film is critically acclaimed as Giovanni spends his time struggling with his sense of duty and feelings of loneliness.

PG
| 1976 | 2 hr 20 min | 7.6/10
Cast
Jacques Perrin, Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Helmut Griem
Director
Valerio Zurlini
Language
Italian
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Also directed by Valerio Zurlini

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The Desert of Tartars / Il deserto dei Tartari (1976) trailer|4:15
The Desert of Tartars / Il deserto dei Tartari (1976) trailer|4:15