January 19, 2010
05:00 pm

RAI FICTION WEEK. Film screening of: IL SORTEGGIO. A Story of the Workingclass.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU
24 W 12th St
10011 New York, NY
United States

Il Sorteggio (Drawn for Duty, 2009) directed by Giacomo Campiotti and staring Giuseppe Fiorello, will be presented at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`.

This event is free and open to the public.

A Short Synopsis of the Film:

Turin 1977, Giuseppe Fiorello plays Tonino, a Fiat Mirafiori worker selected for jury duty at the first trial against the founding members of the Red Brigades. A worker like many others, with no particular interest in politics and with a very low perception of the State, which he sees as an abstract entity aloof from the interests of common citizens. But he has a passion for tango, which is where he pours out all his aspirations for social redemption.
At first he's not even sure about what the trial is about and, in his obliviousness, thinks he has somehow hit the jackpot: an opportunity to get away from hard work at the factory. Gradually, however, as he learns he will have to judge Red Brigade terrorists, he becomes more and more aware of the danger. A danger that materializes around him with increasing violence.