Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)

Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)




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Director Daniele Vicari recreates the notorious police raid of the Diaz school in Genoa, Italy during the 2001 G8 Summit, exploring the tragic event from the perspectives of the authorities as well as the protesters and foreign journalists who took the brunt of their brutality in this politically-charged drama. It was the final day of the summit when 300 police officers searching for black bloc demonstrators raided the Diaz school. As the 90 activists lodging inside the school attempted to peacefully surrender, the police didn't arrest them but instead launched into a brutal and unrelenting attack. This film tells the story of that fateful day, and includes actual footage from the scene as a vivid reminder that letting absolute power go unchecked can yield devastating results.
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Claudio Santamaria
as Max Flamini
Jennifer Ulrich
as Alma Koch
Elio Germano
as Luca Gualtieri
Ralph Amoussou
as Etienne
Fabrizio Rongione
as Nick Janssen
Renato Scarpa
as Anselmo Vitali
Mattia Sbragia
as Armando Carnera
Antonio Gerardi
as Achille Faleri
Paolo Calabresi
as Francesco Scaroni
Francesco Acquaroli
as Vinicio Meconi
Alessandro Roja
as Marco Cerone
Eva Cambiale
as Donata Stranieri
Rolando Ravello
as Rodolfo Serpieri
Monica Birladeanu
as Constantine Giornal
Ignazio Oliva
as Marzio Pisapia
Gerry Mastrodomenico
as Sesto Vivaldi
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Critic Reviews for Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Puts the viewer in the middle of flailing truncheons and tumbling bodies without necessary context.

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Stilted dialogue, superficial characters and a threadbare story put up a wall when audiences should be feeling sympathy.

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The film might have done better to rely on fewer characters and a more traditional structure. There was enough anarchy in the streets without adding to it in the film.

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
National Post

Brutal, shocking and powerful in all the right ways, Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood is a visceral flood, pushing the limits to get across the extreme nature of the police brutality.

Full Review… | June 11, 2013
Fan The Fire

A compelling dramatisation. If the key characterisation occasionally errs on the thin side, there impact of this piece of agit-drama is still stunning.

Full Review… | June 9, 2013
Empire Magazine

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