12 dicembre

Giovanni Bonfanti
I 1971
103 min

On December 12, 1969, a bomb exploded at a bank headquarters in Piazza Fontana, Milan. 17 people died and nearly a hundred others were injured. The police arrested a number of anarchist suspects, one of whom, Giuseppe Pinelli, died after falling from a window at the police station while being interrogated. The police claimed it was a suicide, whereas as many on the left considered it a murder, but the matter was left unresolved (the incident was the inspiration for Dario Fo's play “Accidental Death of an Anarchist”). A few years later, members of a far-right fascist organization were officially accused of the bombing, but no guilty verdict was ever obtained. Between 1970 and 1972, members of the extra-parliamentary left organization Lotta Continua collaborated with Pier Paolo Pasolini on a film investigation of the Piazza Fontana massacre and Pinelli’s mysterious death. (Brian Rajski)

Restoration Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Laika Verlag, Hamburg



  • Giovanni Bonfanti
  • Goffredo Fofi
  • Giuseppe Pinori
  • Sebatiano Celeste
  • Enzo Tosi
  • Roberto Lombardi
  • Bruno Nappa
  • Pasquale Rotolo
  • Lamberto Mancini
  • Pino Masi
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
Presidenza del consiglio dei ministri (Dipartimento dello Spettacolo), Associatione «Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini», Cinecittà International, Lotta Continua
Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
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