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THE RESOLUTE

by Giovanni Donfrancesco

synopsis

An eighty-seven-year-old Italian who has retired to the woods of Vermont meets a filmmaker and seizes the occasion to look back on his long life. Wartime memories long suppressed trigger recollections of his inconvenient past as a child soldier in the ranks of the Decima Mas, one of the most violent fascist militias. Including a revelation concerning Mussolini's lost treasure, which he himself helped to hide. A journey down the winding road of memory that speaks to the present day.

international title: The Resolute
original title: Il risoluto
country: Italy, France
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Giovanni Donfrancesco
film run: 159'
cinematography by: Giovanni Donfrancesco
film editing: Giovanni Donfrancesco
producer: Giovanni Donfrancesco, Estelle Fialon
production: Altara Films, Les Films du Poisson, RAI Cinema

main awards/selection

Venice 2017Giornate degli Autori, Special events
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