In another context, one could have spoken of harmless cosplay, but wearing fascist and Nazi uniforms to go to the cinema to see the film "Comandante" is an unequivocally political choice. This is what happened in the small town of Spilimbergo, in the province of Pordenone, where five people wore period uniforms to go to the Miotto cinema theater.
A political choice for several reasons: because the film, directed by Edoardo De Angelis and starring Pierfrancesco Favino, narrates the war exploits of Salvatore Todaro, commander of the new submarine Cappellini in the Second World War. Because, moreover, the film is defined in a girth as "deeply patriotic, which works to redefine the sense of a conscious masculinity and a truly heroic national character". There is also a reason for the fact that the five people who showed up in uniform are not ordinary citizens but local representatives of Fratelli d'Italia. One of them, Bruno Cinque, proudly claimed the choice by posting a message with a significant set of photos: "We attended for a stage appearance with some elements of the arms associations and some friends in historical uniform!!". A statement that seemed like a wedding invitation for the provincial section of the Infantryman of Spilimbergo, which in turn relaunched the photos of the group with the uniforms of the Reich explaining "The Infantrymen always present".
The idea of projecting "Comandante" came from the association "Il Circolo", under the patronage of the Municipality, governed by a right-wing administration whose capital, Pordenone, is in turn governed by the right.
The affair took a couple of days to bounce around in the arena of social media (the incident happened on December 5th) but then it grew into an avalanche and invariably involved the political world as well.
The first to speak was the regional secretary of the Italian Left, Sebastiano Badin, who announced a parliamentary question. Then the national secretary of the Italian Left Nicola Fratoianni, parliamentarian of the Left Green Alliance and the deputy Debora Serracchiani, head of Justice of the Democratic Party. On obviously different notes, both compared what happened last night at La Scala, when a spectator was identified by the Digos for shouting a phrase in favor of anti-fascist Italy, and the case of Spilimbergo. To the Minister of the Interior Matteo Piantedosi - to whom the two politicians referred - the answer.
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