28 March 2006 | nmspia
peripheral heroes in action
As it often happens, some very nice films are completely avoided and hated from the television. You can be lucky to see one of these but usually you will loose them. "Musica per vecchi animali" is one of these. In an Italian town, Bologna, and in an unknown future, three people (a child, a young man and an old man) decide for different reason and at different times to cross the city during a critical day. There is a strange emergency, there is democracy but no one is free and the city is invaded by military and police. They meet each other during the travel and decide to continue together: they will have to experience a lot of difficulties. In a reality where all seems to be controlled from a small group of rich but unhappy people, each of them will help the other to survive until the arrival to the foreseen destination. The film sometimes seems to be an incomplete creature, but the presence of exhilarating situations in a pessimistic background scenario make this film irresistible.