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Marco Tullio Giordana's The Hundred Steps: The Biopic as Political Cinema

During the 1980s, the political engagement that fuelled much of Italy's postwar realist cinema nearly vanished, a casualty of both the dominance of television and the decline of the political Left. But as the twentieth century drew to a close, director Marco Tullio Giordana made "I Cento Passi" (The 100 Steps), a biopic about Giuseppe 'Peppino' Impastato, a leftist murdered in Sicily by the Mafia.

I Cento Passi (2.85 MB)

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