The texts of the poet, director, and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini, read by Toni Servillo and accompanied by archival images, reconstruct the history of Italy since the war through to the 70s: the love for the people, the hatred of the bourgeoisie, the difficult relationship with the youth protest.
Imbued with the filmmaker’s poetic words and riotous spirit, this documentary combines the calm reading of his texts with recordings of Pasolini’s impassioned speech. The wide range of archival footage provide a dizzying and beautiful account of exhilarating, troubled times in Italian history.
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