Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy

Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy  {Romanzo di una strage}
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Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy
Romanzo di una strage
Italy, 2012, 129 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France
Topics: History, Political, Thriller
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Italian English Sub-Titles

Awards: Winner: Special Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Returning to the social upheaval of the 60s that fueled his superb The Best of Youth, Marco Tullio Giordana fashions a meticulous and keenly observed conspiracy thriller based on a real-life landmark case in Italy’s political history – the 1969 terrorist bombing of a bank in Milan’s Piazza Fontana that killed 17 people.

In the aftermath of the bombing, investigator Luigi Calabresi (the excellent Valerio Mastandrea), an expert on anarchist groups, begins to pull in suspects, including the pacifistic anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli (Pierfrancesco Favino). Calabresi leaves the interrogation room and moments later Pinelli is dead, having “fallen” from the fourth floor window. The cop doesn’t buy the official story and begins an investigation that leads down the corridors of power, where hints of right-wing involvement and possible CIA complicity come to light… Sticking closely to the facts of the long-running investigation (charges and dismissals were still be bandied about in 2005), Giordana’s engrossing tale of power and duplicity is a knockout.

Winner: Special Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

DIRECTOR: Marco Tullio Giordana
Producer: Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz
Editor: Francesca Calvelli
Screenwriter: Marco Tullio Giordana, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli
Cinematographer: Roberto Forza
Music: Franco Piersanti
Principal Cast: Valerio Mastrandrea, Pier Francesco Favino, Michela Cescon, Laura Chiatti, Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Lo Cascio, Omero Antonutti, Giorgio Colangeli
Filmography: Sanguepazzo (2008), The Best of Youth (2003), One Hundred Steps (2000), Pasolini, An Italian Crime (1995), To Love the Damned (1980)
Print Source: Adopt Films - www.adoptfilms.com

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