The Lost Patrol (2013)


The unusual meeting between three deserters from different nationalities (Brazil, German and Italy) during World War II.

Also known as A Montanha (working title), A Estrada 47 (original title), and Road 47 (Brazilian alternative title and US theatrical title).


During World War II, looking up the Mountain, in Italy, a Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) mines weeping platoon is hit by a panic-attack that sets them running aimlessly right in the middle of ‘no man’s land’. Desperate cold and hungry, the ill-prepared soldiers have to choose between facing military court or delve deeper into enemy lines. After a tense discussion, they decide to save their faces with the Brazilian Army by tackling a daring military objective: to disarm the most feared minefield in Italy. On their way there, they end up meeting two others deserters; a remorseful Italian soldier trying to join the Partigianos and German officer who is just simply tired of war. with unexpected help of their ex-enemy, the soldiers are set to accomplish a mission that so far had been deemed impossible.


  • Sergio Rubini … Roberto.
  • Daniel de Oliveira … Guimarães (Guima).
  • Thogun Teixeira … Sergente Laurindo.
  • Francisco Gaspar … Piauí.
  • Júlio Andrade … Tenente Penha.
  • Ivo Canelas … Rui.
  • Richard Sammel … Colonel Mayer.
  • Cesare Apolito.
  • Daniele Grassetti … Partigiano.
  • Hassan El Jaï … Rui (voice).
  • Ignazio Oliva.
  • Ricardo Prado … Arthur Correia.
  • Francesco Roder … Partigiano con Barella.
  • Michele Venitucci.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director:
    • Vicente Ferraz.
  • Producer(s):
    • Joana Mariani … producer.
    • Matias Mariani … producer.
    • Isabel Martínez … co-producer / executive producer / producer.
    • Daniele Mazzocca … co-producer.
    • Marina Pessoa … executive producer.
    • Roberto Rovesti … delegate producer.
    • Leonel Vieira … co-producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Vicente Ferraz.
  • Music:
    • Luiz Avellar.
  • Cinematography:
    • Carlos Arango de Montis.
  • Editor(s):
    • Mair Tavares.
  • Production:
    • Três Mundos Produções.
    • Primo Filmes (co-production).
    • Verdeoro.
    • Stopline Films.
    • Agência Nacional do Cinema (ANCINE).
    • BNDES.
    • FINEP.
    • FSA.
    • Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission.
    • Governo do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.
    • Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (MiBACT).
    • Neonergia.
    • Oi/Oi Futuro.
    • Petrobrás.
    • Programa Ibermedia.
    • Riofilme.
    • Teleimage.
  • Distribution:
    • Istituto Luce Cinecittà (2015) (Italy) (theatrical).
    • NOS Audiovisuais (2017) (Portugal) (theatrical).
    • Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA) (2012) (France) (all media).
    • Ascot Elite Home Entertainment (2015) (Germany) (DVD) (release through).
    • Crome Films (2020) (France) (all media).
    • GEM Entertainment (2015) (Non-US) (all media).
    • ITN Distribution (2019) (USA) (all media).
    • Maritim Pictures (2015) (Germany) (DVD) (and Blu-ray).
    • W4tchTV (2020) (France) (video) (PVD).
  • Release Date: 04 October 2013 (Festival do Rio BR, Brazil).
  • Running time: 107 minutes.
  • Country: Brazil, Italy, and Portugal.
  • Language: Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish, and English (subtitles).

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