Il fronte interno
Guido Acampa, from the novel "Santa Mira" by Gabriele Frasca
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Italy, 2015. “Santa Mira” is an imaginary city. After the advance of jihadist groups on the Italian coasts, the bombers take off from its military base towards Iraq to stem ISIS danger. The city of invaders is described as a community invaded by resignation. A tight twine of characters struggling with their own demons focuses on the contradictions of a community that descends inexorably towards oblivion and the imminence of a danger linked not only to international balances but - above all - to those internal ones that will overwhelm the whole community.
Through a suspended narrative and the feeling that something terrible is about to happen, the movie chorally alternates the worries of the different characters whose destinies are inextricably linked. “Santa Mira” lives with low participation a war that leads to reflect on religious conflicts, but however the greatest danger seems to concern the whole human species.