Cinema: Affirmations


Directed by Francesco Rosi

Screenplay by Tonino Guerra and Francesco Rosi

One of them (Philippe Noiret) is a judge, a man who not only upholds the traditional liberal and rational virtues but actually believes in them. This despite the fact that in Italy just now, a man pre siding over a terrorist's case (which the judge is about to do) can get himself killed just for doing his job. The second (Michele Placido) is a factory worker, a militant trade unionist whose apparently congenital bad temper is not improved by the fact that his marriage has just been sundered. The...

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