One day in the spring of 1990. A day like any other, made up of everyday gestures, known routes, known faces. Then an unexpected and tragic news that throws you into an unknown space, but from where you can review the path of your life and return to the moment when it all began.
Armida Miserere began her career in the penitentiary administration in the mid-eighties. Umberto is an educator involved in the rehabilitation of prisoners. The love between Umberto and Armida was born in the small theater of the prison, where Umberto directs the first theatrical experiments with the inmates, and soon becomes an overwhelming passion. They live together in a house halfway between the two cities, surrounded by the affection of a few friends.
The position of educator leads Umberto to be very close to the prisoners and this exposes him to pressures and attempts at corruption. One spring day, unexpectedly, just before the 1990 Easter, he is killed while going to work. The world of Armida falls apart.
The early nineties are marked by the spectacular mafia attacks on the Italian state. Armida who is a servant of the state with nothing more to lose and has become known as a director of the most firm and correct administration, is immediately sent to the forefront of Pianosa. She is the only woman in an island inhabited by 1500 men and manages to be respected by establishing a relationship of camaraderie with her men. In the absence of a married life, his emotional world coagulates around working friends like Riccardo, Rita and other magistrates, prison directors, escort agents, people with whom he shares the stressful rhythms of justice in prisons or the fight against organized crime.
Work is his life, he does it without compromise and sometimes pays for himself. Finally, during a maxi trial at the ‘ndrangheta in Lombardy one of the clan’s men confesses that he was the murderer of Umberto and tells the circumstance and the motive. Everything corresponds to what Armida had always suspected: Umberto was killed for not allowing himself to be corrupted by a boss, even if the mud that the repentant threw on the figure of Umberto are unbearable. More and more disappointed by humanity, Armida begins to be tired and unmotivated despite the esteem she receives at work. In Sulmona, in the supercarcere he has been running for a few years, no one notices his change, but Armida has a plan to get rid of all her burdens.
VALERIA GOLINO, FILIPPO TIMI, FRANCESCO SCIANNA, MARCELLO MAZZARELLA, SALVIO SIMEOLI
Awards and Recognitions
Festival internazionale del cinema di Roma 2013 – Premio L.A.R.A., Miglior Interpretazione (Valeria Golino)
Festival Terra di Cinema Tremblay 2014 – Premio del pubblico, Miglior film
Festival 2 Valenciennes 2014 – Prix d’Interpretation Fèminine (Valeria Golino)
Bifest, premio Anna Magnani – Migliore Attrice Protagonista (Valeria Golino)
Bifest – premio Giuseppe Rotunno – Miglior direttore della fotografia (Gherardo Gossi)
Come il vento (2013) 1h 50min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 28 November 2013 (Italy)
Director: Marco S. PuccioniWriters: Marco S. PuccioniStars: Valeria Golino, Filippo Timi, Francesco SciannaSummary: Inspired by a true story LIKE THE WIND narrates 15 years of Armida Miserere's life, a woman who with determination and grit, but also personal suffering, was one of the first woman to ... See full summary »
Countries: Italy, FranceLanguages: Italian