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‘Esterno Notte’: Marco Bellochio’s series grapples with ghost of assassinated Italian prime minister Aldo Moro

Central Rome, 9 May 1978.

A crowd of curious passersby spills out by an open car boot.

There lies the bullet-riddled body of Aldo Moro, Italy’s Prime Minister, parked mid-way between the party headquarters of the Christian Democrats and those of the Communist Party.

The scene concludes 55 days of kidnap and sequestration by the Marxist revolutionaries of the Red Brigades.

One of the darkest chapters in Italian history, the Aldo Moro affair continues to be revisited and written up to this day.

Acclaimed film director Marco Bellocchio is the…

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