Directed by

Ettore Scola


Vittorio Gassman
Nino Manfredi
Stefania Sandrelli
Stefano Satta Flores

Festivals & Awards

Silver Ribbon 1975
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay

César 1977
Best Foreign Film


Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting together during WWII. They are full of dreams and ideals and want to do something meaningful after the war. But at the end of the conflict they just return to their usual lives, settle down and lose touch. Then by chance, they meet again in the restaurant where they spent their last evening together. Feeling betrayed by their own ideals, they can’t but bitterly comment on their lives and admit that they wanted to change the world, but the world changed them instead.