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    Reader comments on The Best of Youth

    Subject: The Best of Youth and some of my memories
    Date: Feb 26, 2007
    Sender: MariaPrevious | Next

    The Best of Youth wasn't to me only a very good movie to watch, or a window into some of Italy politically tumultuous time; to me it was a trip in time, a time I lived in my home town, Torino.

    I was in High school when the Red Brigades were trying to place fear in all of our lives, I walked by the events, saw the revolts, watched the faces of the police officers while hearing the angry, frustrated chants of the protesters approaching; not an easy time.

    My family found itself involuntarily involved in it because of two of my friends were police officers. We knew that, but what I did not know was that they were both in the anti-terrorist police force. One day out of the blue one of them had to "leave town" giving us neither a reason nor a future address. Years later I would discover that, his name was on one of the Red Brigades list of people followed, and because we were his friends, our name was in the list too.

    This movie did not feel like a movie to me. It unfolded in front of me as the pages of a diary with its political, mafia related events, the chaos, the dreams it built and shattered, and the lives it changed.

    The Best of Youth is a great recount of Italian history, which gave a human face to love, anger, and pain. I watched it with involvement, shared its pain and joy, and once more, I relived its time.

    Maria

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  • best of youth viewing suggestions   from george hovey, Apr 24, 2005
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  • Thoughts on "Best of Youth"   from Carole in Toronto, Oct 26, 2005
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  • [no subject]   from Sue, Nov 21, 2005
  • Wonderful!   from Fulvio (Salerno, Italy), Oct 9, 2006
  • Re: Wonderful!   from iman, Nov 16, 2006
  • » The Best of Youth and some of my memories «   from Maria, Feb 26, 2007
  • Best of Youth   from Maureen Nerli, Mar 25, 2007
  • Best of Youth   from JJ, Oct 21, 2007
  • sat thru 6 hrs straight   from Beauty Arbuthnot, Feb 11, 2010
  • best of youth viewing suggestions   from george hovey, Apr 24, 2005
  • [no subject]   from vitor cruz, Jun 30, 2005
  • [no subject]   from , Aug 25, 2005
  • Thoughts on "Best of Youth"   from Carole in Toronto, Oct 26, 2005
  • Re: Thoughts on   from jacky, Feb 9, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Sue, Nov 21, 2005
  • Wonderful!   from Fulvio (Salerno, Italy), Oct 9, 2006
  • Re: Wonderful!   from iman, Nov 16, 2006
  • » The Best of Youth and some of my memories «   from Maria, Feb 26, 2007
  • Best of Youth   from Maureen Nerli, Mar 25, 2007
  • Best of Youth   from JJ, Oct 21, 2007
  • sat thru 6 hrs straight   from Beauty Arbuthnot, Feb 11, 2010