La banda Grossi – The Grossi Gang
Info: Italy, 2018, 113 mins
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Director: Claudio Ripalti
Cast: Camillo Ciorciaro
- Thursday January 10, 2019 - 7:45 pm
Central Italy, 1860: a poor farmer by the name of Terenzio Grossi leads a band of outlaws in local rebellion against the newly formed Piedmont State. Disillusioned with politics, hungered by ever-increasing taxes and unwilling to participate in the mandatory military draft, the gang will seize the Pesaro and Urbino Province with the help of a restless and angry population.
In two years of violent unrest, the gang assumes the upper hand against timorous and ill-equipped local authorties. Only one soldier will pick up the fight and stand fearless in the line of duty: a brigadier of the Reali Carabinieri is determined to capture Terenzio and his gangmates at any cost. This independently produced historical gangster film brings to life a turbulent and under-examined period in Italian history.
North American premiere.
A Q&A with the director Claudio Ripalti will follow the movie.