Reconciled | 2001

Drama, Foreign
A group of Italian leftists gather for a weekend retreat.
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On the first weekend in September 2000, almost 20 years after being sentenced for the murder of a judge, Roberto Ferro is released from prison on probation. During the next few days he meets with old friends who, like himself, were politically active in various left-wing groups during the 70s and 80s. Some of his one-time comrades have managed to nab themselves rather prominent jobs. Others, like Nanni and Malena, survive on a pretty modest income and still try to hold on to the ideals of their youth. Malena was imprisoned and tortured during Argentina'a military dictatorship before she managed to escape to Italy. She once had a love affair with Roberto. Roberto's presence unleashes a welter of private and political discussions which were never solved back then. The group's children, now almost as old as their parents were at the time, can't seem to get their heads around these discussions at all. It appears that arguing about ideals is a wholly alien concept to this generation.