THE ENEMY - A PARTISAN HYMNBOOK

IL NEMICO - UN BREVIARIO PARTIGIANO

By Federico SPINETTI

LAB 80 FILM - as PROD

Art - Culture - Completed 2015

A gunshot echoes from 1944, leading post-punk musician Massimo Zamboni to uncover his family’s past. Private memories collide with collective history as a new musical project is born. The Enemy – A Partisan Hymnbook is a music documentary about the memory of the Italian WWII Resistance.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Musical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Federico SPINETTI
    • Writer(s)
    • Federico SPINETTI, Alberto VALTELLINA, Andrea ZANOLI
    • Producer(s)
    • Alberto VALTELLINA (Lab 80 film)
    • Synopsis
    • Fifteen years after the break-up of the historic Italian post-punk band C.S.I, the band’s guitarist and co-founder Massimo Zamboni calls back the other members for a new musical project about the memory of the Italian WWII partisan resistance. Rather than a reunion, this may be a new beginning.
      At the request of director Federico Spinetti, the musicians gather in the mesmerizing architecture of the Social Theatre of Gualtieri, a town in the Po Valley replete with memories of the war. Zamboni hands out a text to be set to music: The Enemy. The musicians allow the cameras in and their creative process becomes the soundtrack of the film, together with new songs and live performances of their classics.
      The Enemy – A Partisan Hymnbook portrays the new musical journey of post-C.S.I. and the research and reflections of Massimo Zamboni as he uncovers his family history, tragically marked by a partisan gunshot in 1944. Private memories collide with collective history as the musicians interrogate the memory of the WWII Resistance and its meaning today.
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