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“What can we do us as theatre people? To the mortification of not being able to oppose any kind of futile gesture in such moments, faced with such painful impotence in the theatre, or in art in general faced with such violence and madness, the artist can only force himself to continue doing his work as best he can.” Those thoughts, written by Strehler on the occasion of the slaughter of Piazza Fontana, are the main idea behind this film on the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, whose story is integrated with the events of the city itself. Everything began with the renovation of the theatre in Via Rovello. A multi-ethnical building site. A Tarkovsky-style setting. In the old auditorium ghosts were flying. And what if it were a Gothic tale?