In his teen years, during
the 1930’s, Vittorio Perantoni is a Polish born Italian with dual citizenship living in Lwow, Poland. He
and Luigi work with their father, Carlo Perantoni,
at operating the family’s successful winery-pasta tavern, and
managing their import business of distributing wine from Italy.
invasion of Poland changes all of that. When the Italian Consulate orders
Italian nationals to leave 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.
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 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
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 were
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