Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
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Filmed in the Taviani's characteristically poetic vision, this is another astute political diatribe that intelligently portrays tensions in revolutionary movements. The utopia envisioned by Manieri (a Christ-like Brogi) is passionately, even if naively, pursued with zeal and self-sacrifice.With beautiful sequences across the Italian landscapes, the film attains psychological depths and delivers a riveting finale!