Today, T and I watched the Italian film Romanzo di una strage by Marco Tullio Giordana. It’s a period film set in 1969 Milan, and is loosely based on the book The Secret of Piazza Fontana.
The plot is basically this: the National Bank of Agriculture in Piazza Fontana is bombed, resulting to more than a dozen casualties. The authorities assume that it is the work of anarchists, but they find out a few subplots later, that the anarchists were actually framed and that the problem, as well as the people who were truly behind it, was so much bigger than all of them. “Do you think justice is just?” asked the wife of Pinelli. The movie answers with a resounding NO, as many innocent people are seen killed, while the guilty are absolved.
A lot of thoughts swam in my head while I was watching that movie. (I know, I can’t believe I’m reacting to a political movie either, but it left me with so many feels!)