ROME, 20 JAN – In the end, who is a rich merchant? Nothing more than a fascist counter-revolutionary. And who steals? Only a man who basically applies his own proletarian justice that must be understood. The film I WAS IN WAR BUT I DIDN’T KNOW IT by Fabio Resinaro moves between these two ideological paradoxes very present in the politicized seventies, and it does so by recounting a well-known fact: the story of Pierluigi Torregiani, owner of a jewelry store in Milan, killed in 1979 in an ambush by the Pac (Armed Proletarians for Communism) because he was guilty of defending himself during a robbery in a pizzeria in which one of the robbers died. In short, a highly political film, inspired by the book of the same name signed by Alberto Dabrazzi Torregiani (in a wheelchair after the injuries received during the murder of his father) and Stefano Rabozzi, and produced by Luca Barbareschi, in the hall with 01 in 200 copies on 24 / 25/26 January. To give the face to Pierluigi Torregiani is a credible Francesco Montanari who plays this very determined jeweler, almost maniac, targeted by the newspapers as a bourgeois executioner who at one point is given an escort by the police. Beside him a reliable wife (Laura Chiatti) and their three adopted children. At a certain point, however, the death threats become more numerous; the jeweler has now become a perfect target for the PAC, a group of terrorists led by Cesare Battisti, who identify him as a culprit to be punished. Which then will happen on time. “Is my Torregiani a nasty one? He is in spite of himself, because he finds himself living in a dynamic stronger than him that he can no longer bear and so he rebels – says Montanari -. He does not accept to pretend nothing has happened, a pragmatic man who does not want to submit to something of which he is not guilty is fundamental ”. Instead, Alberto Torregiani, a first-person witness, says: “With the arrest of Cesare Battisti the story of my father does not completely end, but certainly more value is given to the battles that have been fought. However, it must be said that the film clearly shows how media lynching was the real engine of that murder ”. (HANDLE).