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La Seconda Volta

In Turin, Professor Alberto Sajevo (Nanni Moretti) recognizes Lisa Venturi (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), the Red Brigades terrorist who shot and wounded him 15 years before. She’s on work release from a local jail. Among the more sensitive and oblique terrorism-related films, this one focuses on Sajevo’s inability to get past the incident and his need (seeing Venturi) to relive it. Venturi, unlike the intellectual Sajevo, wants to get on with her life. He seeks scars, she to forget them. Their meeting (they disguise their identity) is a deft slow dance. Director Mimmo Calopresti’s movie is more insightful than a barrel of flicks on the Moro kidnapping. Bruni Tedeschi’s Lisa is deftly ambiguous.