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MY WAR IS NOT OVER

by Bruno Bigoni

synopsis

In his early twenties, in 1944, English soldier Harry Shindler landed at Anzio to fight a war that would make him an adult and mark the rest of his life. Today, aged ninety-five, Harry lives in San Benedetto del Tronto. He spends his veteran days shedding light on the unresolved cases and events of the Allies’ advance in Italy. Harry is a reliable and experienced “memory hunter.” He constantly receives appeals, requests from veterans or relatives wanting to know the fate of a missing soldier. Some want to find the burial place of a soldier killed at the front. He doesn’t do it for money, but for a debt with memory; memory in its most intimate, dreamlike, subjective form, of the kind that vanishes if not fixed with a sign, is the starting point for telling the story of Harry’s challenge, and the story of us all.

international title: My War Is Not Over
original title: My War Is Not Over
country: Italy
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Bruno Bigoni
film run: 52'
screenplay: Bruno Bigoni, Franz Scarpelli
production: Altamarea Film
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