Adapted from a set of short stories by Curzio Malaparte, director Liliana Cavani's challenging drama depicts the transformation of Italian culture as the country was liberated from the Nazis at the end of World War II. Marcello Mastroianni stars as a writer who takes the measure of the difficulties his countrymen─and women, especially─face as they are forced to adjust from a German occupation to an American one. Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster co-star. 142 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Italian; Subtitles: English. In Italian with English subtitles.