Corbari

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Corbari

Valentino Orsini
I, 1970
90min, iOmeU

Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Corbari

Valentino Orsini
I, 1970
, 90min, iOmeU

Mi
06
Nov 19
11:30
Filmmuseum
Mi
27
Nov 19
18:30
Filmmuseum
Mit: 
Giuliano Gemma
Tina Aumont
Antonio Piovanelli
Frank Wolff
Vittorio Duse
Alessandro Haber
Drehbuch: 
Valentino Orsini
Renato Niccolai
Kamera: 
Giuseppe Pinori
Schnitt: 
Roberto Perpignani
Musik: 
Benedetto Ghiglia

Produktion: 
Terza
Format: 
35 mm
Farbe
Print courtesy of Cineteca Nazionale

Im September 1943 schloss sich der 20-jährige Sirio (alias Silvio) Corbari dem Widerstand gegen die deutschen Besatzer an. Von seinen Freunden als mutig, impulsiv und stets fröhlich beschrieben, war Corbari der ideologische Hintergrund seiner Mitstreiter egal. Ob gebildete Kommunisten, ungebildete Bauern, erfahrene Kämpfer oder befreite Kriegsgefangene – das gemeinsame Motto der „Banda Corbari“ lautete: Dem brutalen Naziterror ist nur durch ebenso extreme Gewalt beizukommen. Die Taktik: zuschlagen, davonlaufen, verstecken. Und dann alles noch mal von vorne. Seine antifaschistische Botschaft verbindet CORBARI geschickt mit der Tradition des italienischen Genrekinos. 

 

In September 1943, immediately after the Armistice of Cassibile that surrendered Italy to the Allied forces and caused the Germans to rapidly occupy most of the country, the rebellious twenty-year-old Sirio (aka Silvio) Corbari from the Emilia-Romagna region grabbed a gun and joined the resistance against both the German occupying forces and the fascist militias that supported them. He got his first taste of Nazi blood at the side of the Samoggia gang. After its destruction, Corbari created his own battalion in 1944 that quickly grew famous as the Corbari band, counting up to thirty combatants at the peak of its activities. Described by his friends as brave, impulsive, and always cheerful, Corbari couldn’t care less for the ideological or professional background of his comrades-in-arms. Some were educated communists, some illiterate peasants, some were experienced fighters, many were just enraged, and several were liberated prisoners of war. Corbari’s motto was simple: extreme Nazi terror deserves only extreme violence in response. His modus operandi was even simpler: hit, run, hide, and repeat. Valentino Orsini, best known for his early collaborations with Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, fully embraces this raw simplicity in his straightforward, action-packed tribute to a martyr who died at the age of twenty-two, blending the antifascist political message with the hardboiled tradition of the Italian genre cinema of the moment.