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 Screenplay adapted from "Arrivederci Leopolis" by George Perantoni 

Based on a true story of an Italian family and Polish friends
during WWII in the city of Lwów (former east Poland) and
Volargne di Dolcé in north Italy's Valpolicella region.

 "The War of Lions" on Film-Freeway: description, facts, & synopsis  

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"La Grande Storia" by RAI- Italian Television - narrating the story of Fascism and Nazism and comparing Hitler and Mussolini as men of two different personalities. Link contains 6 other related RAI-TV series.

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"The War of Lions" © 2015 is an adapted screenplay from our family novel
titled "Arrivederci Leopolis" by Sam Ivey & George Perantoni © 2011

Based on a true story, set against the background of World War II.
This is a narrative of the twentieth century depicting historical events as experienced through the lives of an Italian wine exporter and his family.

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Short preview of our Screenplay "The War of Lions":  

Vittorio Perantoni is a Polish born Italian national with dual citizenship living in Lwow, Poland.  In the 1930s Vittorio (Victor) and his older brother Luigi work with their father, Carlo Perantoni, at operating the family’s successful winery-pasta tavern, and managing their import business of wine sales and distributing wine from Italy.

But Hitler’s invasion of Poland changes all of that.  When the Italian Consulate orders Italian nationals to evacuate Poland, the Perantoni family is suddenly forced to leave their considerable wealth behind. Victor’s girlfriends will also be left behind as he flees to Switzerland to avoid Italy's Fascist draft.

Left too are his friends André, Franki, and “Padre.” All these persons will be scattered as they face the fears, hardships, and physical abuses of the war. The war drags on and Europe burns. His friends André and Franki are commandeered into the new Soviet Army of General Wladyslaw Anders; his girlfriend Dani faces deportation to a Nazi death camp; and Vittorio too is nearly captured and imprisoned.

All are wondering: will life ever be the same again?

“The War of Lions” will show you life during World War II through the eyes of the Perantoni family.  You will see it as you have never seen it before, and you will be gratified by numerous incidents where Wehrmacht officers and soldiers had been outwitted by guile and fearlessness.

The originality of our story is fantastic.  It gives a fresh view on World War II from a perspective that hasn’t been seen before.  It focuses on the people, not the soldiers, thus offering a very unique and positive perspective with which to view this era.  

But then, and with great misfortune, you will also see Vittorio’s Italian hometown, Volargne di Dolcé, literally disappear in one instant! 


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