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Veteran Italian filmmaker Francesco Maselli once again examines themes of progressive politics and a nation in turmoil in this drama. Siniscalchi is a well-respected intellectual whose writings have earned him a Nobel Prize. Siniscalchi is invited to take part in a conference called "Change The World," being held by a youth group who work out of an abandoned theater in Rome. While initially taken aback by their shabby surroundings, Siniscalchi is truly impressed with their community education and outreach programs, and during an interview tapes for the group's underground television outlet, he speaks out in support of them and makes a passing statement about the potential for revolutionary social change. However, Siniscalchi's words are quickly taken up by the mainstream media, putting him in the middle of a political controversy that divides the nation and makes him both a hero and a pariah. Le Ombre Rosse (aka The Red Shadows) was an official selection at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi