Italian label 01 Distribution will release on Blu-ray Marco Tullio Giordana's (The Best of Youth) latest film Romanzo Di Una Strage a.k.a Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012), starring Valerio Mastandrea, Pierfrancesco Favino and Michela Cescon. Street date is September 26th.
Earlier this year, the film won David di Donatello Awards (the Italian Oscars) for Best Supporting Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino), Best Supporting Actress (Michela Cescon), and Best Visual Effects (Paola Trisoglio, Stefano Marinoni).
The 1968-69 student-led resistance movement against Italy's fossilised traditions eventually developed into acts of terrorism, culminating on 12 December 1969, when 17 people were killed and a further 88 injured in a bomb attack at the Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in the Piazza Fontana in Milan. The investigation of the horrific case was entrusted to police captain Luigi Calabresi (Mastandrea). He and his superiors were convinced that, as in previous attacks, anarchists were behind the carnage. Yet further developments indicated that the trail led elsewhere.