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In Love and War (2001)

After being released from an Italian prison, British officer Eric Newby (Blue) must find his way out of Italy before the Germans come. However, he is injured on the way and is left behind ... See full summary »

Director:

John Kent Harrison

Writers:

Eric Newby (book), John Mortimer (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Callum Blue ... Eric Newby
Barbora Bobulova ... Wanda
Peter Bowles ... Melville
Nick Reding Nick Reding ... James
John Warnaby John Warnaby ... Feathers
Toby Jones ... Bolo
Robert Weatherby Robert Weatherby ... Butler
Nicholas Gallagher Nicholas Gallagher ... Duffy
Mark Whiteley Mark Whiteley ... Bob
Maurizio Donadoni ... Vincenzo
Rosa Pianeta Rosa Pianeta ... Rosa
Bianca Nappi Bianca Nappi ... Dolores
Emanuela Macchniz Emanuela Macchniz ... Bianca
Silvia De Santis Silvia De Santis ... Valeria
Roberto Nobile ... Wanda's Father
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After being released from an Italian prison, British officer Eric Newby (Blue) must find his way out of Italy before the Germans come. However, he is injured on the way and is left behind from his fellow soldiers. He is helped out by the local Italians, and he meets Wanda (Bobulova), a beautiful local girl who helps him learn Italian so that he can escape. Their friendship slowly blossoms into quite a strong and close genuine romance. But with the Germans looking for Eric, they are kept apart from one another, not knowing what will happen to them.

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A war brought them together. Now it could separate them forever.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: In Love and War (#51.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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John Mortimer is a genius, but his forte is comedy.
20 November 2001 | by fkerrSee all my reviews

When a serious war diary is brought to the screen, the adaptation requires serious attention to character development through dialogue and acting. The plot is, for the most part, given. In "In Love and War," John Mortimer does the adapting. He is a genius at comedy writing, especially through his "Rumpole of the Bailey" stories. In this latest work, the story is very entertaining, but it misses through unrealistic dialogue and inadequate character development through the acting.


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