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.
Left too are
his friends André, Franki, and “Padre.” All of these persons will be scattered as they face the fears,
hardships, and physical abuses of the war. The war drags on as 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?
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
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!