Cinisi, a Sicilian village like many others, is an important crossroads for drug trafficking. A hundred steps separate Peppino Impastato’s house from that of Mafia boss Tano Badalamenti. Peppino refuses to walk those hundred steps. His adolescence reaches its apex in ‘68 when the world’s youth contradicted their fathers’ values and certainties. Peppino also rebels against authority and in Sicily this means challenging the Mafia. The atmosphere becomes intense. Peppino stands in the council elections, aiming to bring his battle to the Town Hall. Two days before the elections he is killed. It is an anonymous killing. Twenty years later the Palermo Public Prosecutor’s Office committed Badalamenti for trial for ordering the assassination. The trial has not yet taken place. –inbaseline
Marco Tullio Giordana was born in Milan on 1st October 1950. During the 1970s he was intensely involved in politics. After entering the world of the cinema, he collaborated with Roberto Faenza on “Forza Italia” (1977) and made his feature debut with “Maledetti, vi amerò” (1979), which was presented at the Cannes Film Festival and won first prize at Locarno.
He went on to write the screenplay for Antonio Margheriti’s “Car crash” (1981) and returned to a directing role with the ambitious and unresolved "La caduta degli angeli ribelli "(1981), where – like in his debut work – the scene is occupied by the problematic figures of terrorists. In 1982, he directed the musical video of Benjamin Britten’s “Young person’s guide to the orchestra” for the Salsomaggiore festival. Two years later, he made a successful two-part small-screen adaptation of Carlo Castellaneta’s novel “Notti e nebbie” about a fascist living in Milan in the twilight of the Republic of Salò.
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Stupendo film che mostra la mafia com'è davvero: strisciante, silenziosa, un'organizzazione che va avanti per luogo comune, perché ci si abitua senza lottare. Andrebbe mostrato nelle scuole per insegnare come, anche se il male è a soli cento passi di distanza, non bisogna mai cedere al conformismo e al silenzio. 4*