The true story of the Special Anti-Terrorism Unit created by General Dalla Chiesa in response to the attack launched by the Red Brigades on the Italian State. In 1973 Dalla Chiesa was fighting the Mafia in Sicily when he was transferred to Northern Italy to face another emergency: at the beginning of the decade a group of young far-left terrorists decided to subvert the democratic order through robberies, kidnappings and murders. Dalla Chiesa knew that to defeat the Red Brigades he had to fight them with their own weapons, so he created a group of chosen young agents who worked undercover. The story is told from the point of view of Nicola, one of the General’s men. During the years long battle against the Red Brigades, the Anti-Terrorism Unit unconventional methods proved to be successful, while also attracting some kind of criticism from the institutions. But how far can democracy go beyond its own rules to defend itself?
8 x 50′
Sergio Castellitto, Teresa Saponangelo, Antonio Folletto, Camilla Semino Favro, Flavio Furno, Andrea Di Maria, Romano Reggiani, Viola Sartoretto, Stefano Rossi Giordani, Alessio Praticò
Lucio Pellegrini, Andrea Jublin
Best Drama Award at the 15th edition of the Biagio Agnes Awards.