DELL'ARTE DELLA GUERRA

Cast: Vincenzo Acerenza, Fabio Bottaferla, Luigi Esposito (IV), Massimo Merlo, Milan Innse’s workers and their supporters

Director: Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi Screenplay: Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi Producers: Giovanni Pompili - Kino produzioni | Claudia Antonucci, Margherita Di Paola - Indieair Films Music: Nicolò Mulas, Gianmaria Testa (“sottosopra”) Editing: Luca Bellino
Cinematography: Luca Bellino, Giorgio Carella, Vania Tegamellli
Sound: Daniela BassaniMarzia CordòStefano GrossoPaolo Benvenuti (II)
Assistant director: Pietro Passarini
Line producer: Serena Alfieri
Graphic: Andrea Mestichella
Associated producers: Ada Nigrelli, Guido Raia, Jonathan Vieira

Country: Italy Year: 2012 Length: 84’

SYNOPSIS

Milan, August 2009.

Four workers climb on a crane 20 meters high inside the shed of Innse, the historic Innocenti of Via Rubattino, the last factory still active within Milan. They want to stop the dismantling of the machinery and prevent the closure of the factory. The shed is surrounded by hundreds of policemen and within a few hours, supporters come from all over Italy. The four workers remain for eight days and seven nights at more than 40 degrees, suspended in a space that is only a few square meters. The national press speaks of labor struggle, but it is something different. There’s a clear strategy. There’s an organized army. There are precise rules. It is a war with a paradigm applicable to every form of struggle.

ACCOLADES

International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava 2014 - Factory Linz Film Festival: Crossing Europe 2014 - Social Awareness Award in European Panorama Documentary Dok Leipzig 2013 - International Programme Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay 2013 - Concorso Rome Film Festival 2012 - Prospettive Italia