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Red Roses for the Fuhrer, aka Code Name, Red Roses (Italy, 1968)

  • The Sentient Bean 13 East Park Avenue Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

Showtime is 8 p.m., with $7 admission. The film will be shown in spoken English, and there will be discounts on organic wine and craft beer during the screening.

The Psychotronic Film Society offers up a distinctly different one-show-only engagement. They’ll screen the little-known Italian-made WWII action-drama “Red Roses for the Fuhrer,” which despite being made in 1968, has never been released in the U.S.

Also known under the alternate title “Code Name, Red Roses,” this engaging military thriller deals with a group of allies who land in occupied Belgian territory during the second World War. It seems a top-secret military memo has been intercepted by the Nazi regime, and these allies must partner with the Belgian resistance movement to try and reclaim the information at all costs. Traitors in the midst deliver all manner of double crosses to the main protagonists in a surprisingly well-rounded flick that carries a powerful anti-war message.

For those who have seen plenty of WWII dramas, but only from the U.S. perspective, the opportunity to view a European take on that conflict (made just a touch over 20 years after the war’s end) can be an eye-opening experience.

This forgotten gem marks the directorial debut of none other than the infamous Fernando Di Leo, a filmmaker and screenwriter who got his start writing spaghetti westerns, but later evolved into one of the greatest “Eurocrime” directors of all time. His gritty, violent and at times nihilistic police features of the 1970s and 1980s remain highly regarded to this day and continue to influence such later respected action film directors as Quentin Tarantino and John Woo.

Earlier Event: March 7
Women's Comedy Show
Later Event: March 9
Savannah Stopover Music Festival