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La mia generazione (1996)

A terrorist is taken from South to North of Italy to meet his woman. What is happening in his mind? Could he betray and speak? It's what the Army official who's taking him to the woman is ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnaldo Ninchi ...
Brigadiere muro di cinta
Carabiniere Bonoli
Hossein Taheri ...
carabiniere Caruso
carabiniere Ernesto
Giuseppe Misiti ...
Primo uomo auto
Giuseppe Toska ...
Secondo uomo auto (as Giuseppe Tosca)
Vincenzo Aronica ...
Mauro Marchese ...
Alessandra Vanzi ...
Paolo De Vita ...
maresciallo S. Alba


A terrorist is taken from South to North of Italy to meet his woman. What is happening in his mind? Could he betray and speak? It's what the Army official who's taking him to the woman is thinking. And will the woman meet him? She's not sure of her own will. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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1 September 1996 (Italy)  »

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My Generation  »

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The long trip north
20 February 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A police detachment is sent to Sicily to bring to Milan a political prisoner, Braccio, who was connected to a conspiracy. Apparently, Braccio has asked the supreme authorities in the country a month's permit to be with Giulia, his girlfriend. The higher ups decide to grant him the opportunity, which sounds too good to be true in theory. Braccio is surprised when the day comes for his transfer. It will be a long and surprising trip to Milan.

The captain of the group, is basically a decent man. He rides in the back of the armored vehicle, separated by bars that protect him from any possibility of being harmed. Braccio and the captain talk a lot during their trip. The journey is not without snags. The first one comes as the blinded car suffers a mechanical problem. To make things worse, the captain receives an order to pick up a criminal, Consilio, at a nearby town and take him to Bologna. Word gets around of the arrival and the people in town mob the car. To calm the situation a religious procession is planned and the new passenger is taken into the car.

At the same time, Giulia, in Milan, tries to talk to lawyers about how will the arrival of Braccio interfere with her life. Giulia doesn't count on the mounting bureaucracy she meets. She even goes to a former colleague of her lover, a man that hides under his job as a teacher. He is reluctant to come forward. In spite of Giulia's pleas, he remains cold toward the idea of revealing anything.

Consilio, the criminal, has a gun hidden in the suitcase he is carrying. Braccio convinces him to give it to him because he will be searched when they get to Bologna. Braccio is given a chance to have sex with a prostitute the police finds at a filling station. Braccio has the opportunity to escape, but he is reluctant to do it. The truth about his transfer finally is revealed by the captain, in an unexpected turn.

"My Generation" is a film written and directed by Wilma Labate. Things are not explicitly explained as to what group Braccio was involved with. One can only think he might have been part of the Red Brigades, but Ms. Labate doesn't reveal it for us. The transfer is just an excuse that, at first, doesn't make much sense, as the story goes. It is a somewhat different road movie, in this case, a long dialog between Braccio and his escort, and with the fellow prisoner.

The acting is first rate. Silvio Orlando does the fine job he has costumed us to expect from him. Equally fine, in a less flashy role is Claudio Amendola, a good Italian actor giving a nuanced performance. Francesca Neri appears as Giulia. Her appearance reminded us of the work of other Italian masters that used their heroines brooding while they walk their city lost in thought. Stefano Accorsi is seen in a minor role.

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