Marco Tullio Giordana • Italy • 2012
A bomb shook Milan on December 12, 1969. Exploding at the Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, fourteen were killed with nearly 100 injured, striking fear into the hearts of the otherwise stately Italian city. Police Commissioner Luigi Calabresi sets off to identify the culprits, rounding up the usual suspects for interrogation. When non-violent anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli dies after falling from the fourth-floor window of Calabresi’s office, the political and media storm surrounding the incident threatens to implode.
Delving into the complex web of suspicion, corruption, and subterfuge characterizing the still-unsolved blast, Piazza Fontana is an ambitious historical thriller. Marco Tullio Giordana’s ninth film premiered at Telluride, Bari, and Karlovy Vary, where it won a Special Jury Prize. Piazza Fontana was nominated for sixteen David di Donatello Awards, winning Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Visual Effects.