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A boy has been dead| 1hr : 35mins
Director: Filippo Vendemmiati | Producer: Promo Music
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Italy
Subject Tags: crime, europe, human rights, italy, media, society, violence
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
This film recounts the human and judiciary events linked to the death of Federico Aldrovandi, which happened in Ferrara at 6AM on 25 September 2005 during a police patrol. This resulted in a judicial hearing, originally intended for archival, and a process whose first stage concluded on 6 July 2009 with a sentence of 3 years and six months by four policemen. The story was reconstructed through official testimonies and fleshed out under the direct guidance of civil defense lawyers and the boy's family, who approved and collaborated with us on the project: The first part is dedicated to the facts of the mystery, the second to the process and the dramatic turn of events, while the finale, made up of still-unsolved questions, tries to give a probable explanation of what happened. The title, A boy has been dead, is a reference to the event of Gabriele Sandri, fan of the Lazio football team, killed at a roadside diner by a stray bullet, shot from the pistol of a policeman. The phrase, as ungrammatical as it is effective, was uttered by a colleague of the policeman and represents the ambiguity of the tragedy of Federico, hanging between murder and casualty.
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