Exemplary proof of how exposé cinema can deeply mark our consciences. Giuseppe Ferrara, one of the most lucid and meticulous representatives of cinema as a privileged means to interrogate politics and the history of Italy, turns the real-life events surrounding General dalla Chiesa into a tense and fast-paced film, capable of deeply moving the viewer. This denunciation of collusion between organised crime and politics does not simply report the facts, it is also a moral tragedy to shock and engage us.
September 3rd, 1982. General Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa and his wife are shot to death in a Mafia attack. The film reconstructs the last 100 days of the General’s life, from his nomination as Prefect of Palermo to his death. His energy is unshakable, but the government doesn’t support him as rapidly as it ought to, the Mafia stretches its long tentacles and the number of its victims multiply. General dalla Chiesa, who helped defeat left-wing terrorism, will be assassinated by Mafia.