In Marco Bellocchio's "Buongiorno, notte" ("Good Morning, Night" from 2003), we have an excellent examination of the 'Aldo Moro affair' and into the mind of terrorists (the Red Brigade)! Here, we are dealing with the human element. In how presumably intelligent people can be misled by false ideologies and commit atrocities for the same. This is truly exemplified by the character of 'Chiara', excellently portrayed by Maya Sansa (she and Luigi LoCascio were reunited in the beautifully eloquent "La meglio gioventù" also from 2003). As she begins to question, and has doubts about the course of action she and her fellow fanatical-idealists have taken. The film had an almost surreal quality about it (to best convey the irrationality and unrealistic objective of the entire event), and an excellent cast too: Maya Sansa, Luigi LoCascio, Roberto Herlitzka, Paolo Briguglia, Pier Giorgio Bellochio, etc. Since there are some very good reviews already, I'd like to touch upon some points that I believe Marco Bellochio was symbolically trying to make.
In light of the information that was eventually made public to the Italian people and the world in 1990, regarding the covert activities of NATO, CIA, P2 Masonic Lodge, etc., etc., code-named "Operation Gladio". We should question exactly who/what is really behind 'terrorism' and terrorist organizations like: the Red Brigade, ETA, PLO, IRA, Al Quaeda, etc., etc. I have known for some time, that 'terrorism' is a state tool, and can only serve the concentrated powers of the State (those that are really in charge: the Elite Hierarchy), the same goes for all political doctrines and movements (Marxism, socialism, capitalism, democracy, etc.) Adolf Hitler himself said in Mein Kampf - "Terror, must be brought down by Terror", and he did just that in 1934 (bet. June 30th - July 2nd): 'The Night of the Long Knives'. Interestingly enough, Aldo Moro himself, told his captors that Giulio Andreotti was "too close to NATO". And we get a sense that Aldo Moro's family was well aware of who were the true masterminds and orchestrators of his kidnapping and eventual execution, because they all stayed away from his obligatory state-wake and funeral! An excellent film, I highly recommend it. The DVD picture and sound quality by 'Wellspring' is excellent. NTSC, Italian (English subtitles), NR 107 mins.
Love and Peace,