Filmed between March and December 1994, Repubblica nostra covers a decisive moment in Italian political history, the end of the first Republic and the beginning of the second. Filmed in Milan, the economic and media capital of Italy, its protagonists are citizens engaged in local politics: magistrates from the "mani pulite" group, an Alfa Romeo worker recently elected as a PDS member of Parliament, and the director of the Diakron polling institute, elected as a member for Forza Italia. The film ends with the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi as Prime Minister.
Daniele Incalcaterra was born in Rome on 16 March 1954. After having studied engineering and mathematics in Buenos Aires, he makes several photographic reportages in different African countries. Between 1984 and 1985 he begins to interest himself in documentaries at the Varan center in Paris, of which he becomes co-director in the years 1988-89.
Deux ou trois bières (cm, doc., 1984), Dernier état (cm, doc., 1984), Tu ne sais méme pas ouvrir un yaourt (cm, doc., 1985), Solange Marguerite Solange la mémoire bleu (mm, doc., 1986), I Rouge, U Vert, O Bleu (cm, doc., 1987), Live (TV, 1988), Portrait des Français (TV, 1989), Chapare (mm, doc., 1990), Live (mm, TV, doc., 1990), Le champ (1991), Terre d'Avellaneda (TV, doc., 1993), Repubblica nostra (doc., 1995).
Screenplay: Daniele Incalcaterra, Davide Pinardi.
Editor: Claudio Martinez.
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