Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of Italian former prisoners of war from the Italian Army in Russia. His long railway journey home to Turin took him on a circuitous route from Poland, through Russia, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Germany.
Released: February 10, 1997
Director: Francesco Rosi
Writers: Francesco Rosi, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, Tonino Guerra, Primo Levi
Casts: John Turturro (Primo Levi), Massimo Ghini (Cesare), Rade Serbedzija (il greco), Roberto Citran (Unverdorben), Claudio Bisio (Ferrari), Andy Luotto (D'Agata)
Production Companies: DaZu Film, 3 emme cinematografica, Stéphan Films, UGC Images