It Happened in '43: The date
The church where Franco Villani (Ferzetti) gives appointment to Anna (Lee) to inform her that the situation for him had become dangerous and could not have left home for a long time is the church of San Cristoforo alla Certosa, located in Via Borso 50 in Ferrara.
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After September 8, '43, the Fascist party in Ferrara tightened its ranks, but was torn between two different tendencies, that of the moderate federal Bolognesi and that of the fanatical Aretusi, who had the former assassinated and, attributing the crime to anti-fascists, unleashed a violent reprisal, having eleven hostages shot. But time erases many things. The son of one of the victims, Franco, who fled to Switzerland, returns to Ferrara after 18 years and meeting Aretusi shakes his hand cordially. From the short story by Giorgio Bassani. Grolla d'Oro 1961 and Special Prize at Venice 1960 for director Vancini.
Belinda Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Enrico Maria Salerno