Salt in the Wound

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Salt in the Wound
Salt in wound poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Tonino Ricci
Produced by Tonino Ricci
Written by Piero Regnoli
Tonino Ricci
Starring Klaus Kinski
Music by Riz Ortolani
Cinematography Sandro Mancori
Release dates
  • 10 August 1969 (1969-08-10)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Salt in the Wound (Italian: Il dito nella piaga) is a 1969 Italian "macaroni combat" war film directed by Tonino Ricci and starring Klaus Kinski and George Hilton.[1]


Two condemned soldiers (Klaus Kinski and Rai Saunders) and their overseeing West Point officer survive a Nazi ambush on their way to execution. They make their way to a desolate Italian village which happens to be in the path of a German advance. While there they learn the meaning of self-sacrifice and courage when they become emotionally involved in the people and fortunes of the town and must defend the village from the invading Nazi force.[2]



Wild East Productions released the film on a limited edition NTSC Region 0 DVD double feature with Churchill's Leopards in 2007.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New York Times: Salt in the Wound". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  2. ^ Charles Ambler, Wild East DVD Case, 2007. Last accessed: September 2008.

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