Eric Wolfram's Writing, Review of The Second Time (La seconda volta)

The Second Time (La seconda volta)

Directed by Mimmo Calopresti

Calopresti's debut feature chronicles the psychological legacy of the 'years of lead' in Italy, the 1970s of the Red Brigades. Nanni Moretti plays Turinese professor Alberto Sajevo, who suffers blackouts from the terrorist bullet still lodged in his brain. One day Sajevo recognizes the terrorist who shot him 12 years earlier. Lisa Venturi (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, in a career-defining performance) is out on work furlough from her 30-year prison sentence. He is shocked to realize that Venturi doesn't recognize him, while for Sajevo their first encounter is the source of all his isolation and obsession. In a twist oddly tinged with romantic tension, he sends her flowers, then confronts her in public. When she asks him what he wants, Sajevo replies, "For you not to forget."

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Country: Italy
Year: 1995
Run Time: 80 minutes

This Film can be viewed at the New Italian Film Festival

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