Minerva Pictures International

The Camp Followers

Directed by Valerio Zurlini

Italian World War II film directed by Valerio Zurlini and starring Anna Karina, Tomas Milian and
Mario Adorf.

From a 1956 novel by Ugo Pirro, it tells the story of a young lieutenant in the Italian Army who in 1942 is ordered to take a lorryload of Greek prostitutes from starving Athens under Axis occupation to entertain the troops fighting partisans in Albania.

The film was entered into the 4th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Special Silver Prize


Festivals & Awards

Golden Goblets, Italy 1966
Winner: Golden - Goblet Best Actress - Valeria Moriconi

Moscow International Film Festival 1965
Winner: Special Silver Prize - Valerio Zurlini
Nominee: Grand Prix - Valerio Zurlini

Original Title

  • Italy, France, Yugoslavia
  • 1965
  • 95 min.
  • Italian


  • Anna Karina
  • Lea Massari
  • Tomas Milian
  • Mario Adorf


  • Drama
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