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Death in Rome: The Case of Aldo Moro


Length : 52’, Ratio : 4/3, 16/9, Versions : French, English
Written and Directed by : Michael BUSSE and Rosa Maria BOBBI
Production : WDR – Quartier Latin
Worldwide distribution : ICTV

Additional information

Weight80 g
Dimensions10 × 130 × 185 cm

52 mins


English, Français

SKU: MoroQl Categories: , , , Product ID: 916


Early 1978, Aldo Moro, President of the leading Christian Democratic Party, had a new vision of Italian politics: for the first time since 1945, in a historic compromise, a coalition government should include communists. He had even persuaded Communist Party leader Enrico Berlinger to cut ties with Moscow in return for a role in government. It was a new vision of democratic power-sharing which infuriated the Establishment. A vision for which he had to die…

On May 9th 1978 Police discover his body in the boot of a Renault 4, parked in the centre of Rome, he had been shot in the heart eleven times after being kidnapped by terrorists of the Extreme Left – The Red Brigades. His assassination had the same impact on Italy as the death of President Kennedy in America. He, too, was loved by the people because he was a champion for change.

Today many believe that the killing was really the work of an unholy alliance of conspirators – the Italian Secret Service, Right Wing politicians, and the CIA – who had tricked the Red Brigades into doing their dirty work.