The Great Salento War

La Grande Guerra del Salento

After World War II, while history licks the wounds of two world wars, another one is unleashed in Salento, which has the inhabitants of two villages, Supersano and Ruffano, as armies. To make her burst desires for power, delusions of omnipotence, madness and… a football match. The rivalry between the Supersano and Ruffano football teams surrounds the rivalry between two men. Ernesto, agricultural entrepreneur and president of the Supersano and Alfredo football team, retired general of the fascist regime and president of Ruffano Calcio. In the background, the love between Giulio and Agnese and the friendship that unites them to another couple of young people, Giovanna and Antonio.

DirectorMarco Pollini
CastMarco Leonardi, Pino Ammendola, Uccio De Santis
Runtime96 mins
Theatrical Release5 May 2022
Available1 Mar 2023
Festivals & Awards
  • Winner of Best Feature Film at Foggia Film Festival 
  • Winner of Best Supporting Actor (Marco Leonardi) at Festival del Cinema Italiano di Milazzo 
  • Winner of Best Actor (Riccardo Lanzarone Attore) at ValdarnoCinema Film Festival
  • Winner of Best Feature Film at Cine Off International Film Festival
  • Prague Film Award 2022
  • Cardiff Film Festival 2022
  • Oaxaca FilmFest 2022