Italy, France


In the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign of the 1828 uprisings, three Southern Italian young people whose families are involved decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement. In the course of four episodes, each corresponding to a little-known page from the history of Italian unification, the lives of Domenico, Angelo and Salvatore are tragically marked by their mission as conspirators and revolutionaries, leading to an existence suspended between moral rigour and murderous instinct, spirit of sacrifice and fear.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Mario Martone

Written by: Giancarlo de Cataldo, Mario Martone

Produced by: Carlo degli Espositi, Conchita Airoldi

Cinematography: Renato Berta

Editing: Jacopo Quadri

Production Design: Emita Frigato

Actor: Andrea Bosca, Luca Zingaretti, Luigi Lo Cascio, Michele Riondino, Valerio Binasco, Toni Servillo, Luca Barbareschi, Francesca Inaudi, Edoardo Natoli

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2011