It's September 1943, the days when chaos breaks out in the parts of Italy tormented by the war. Marshal Badoglio, head of the Italian government, manages to get the Allied forces to agree ... See full summary »
The only movie telling the real story about the tragical events happened in Istria at the end of the second world war. The peaceful, cultured Italian population of Istria is represented here by a young girl, Norma Cossetto, who was killed and raped by the communists. The holy liberation from the fascism was not like in other Italian territories. Here innocent civils such as womens, priests, farmers, old people were killed and thrown in deep cavities of the ground called 'foibe*just because Italians.
At the end of the war more than 300.000 Italian inhabitants of Istria decided to left their land going over the world to search for freedom and newer life. The young director and also actor shows great capabilities. A remarkable performance of the immense Italian actor Franco Nero while in front of the chief of communists.