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Though it's not propaganda, given that it's not a government body trying to influence people toward their way of thinking - it's certainly the commercial equivalent. This movie is not an honest depiction of police in Italy. The beatings and killings get worse, and the accountability gets less. This is because over and over again, the brutal thugs - unhappy about themselves & their lives, take out their frustrations & self loathing on the public: those they're supposed to protect - have become untouchable.
Yes, without doubt they are a tiny minority. The vast majority of cops do not engage in such brutal behavior. BUT - they will arrest those who're beaten, and help cover up assaults and even killings. They turn the other cheek when they see their thug brethren having their fun & getting their therapy. The 'good' cops do not report what they see - in fact they actively ensure that such behavior goes unreported. And they wonder why the public distrusts and despises them more every day? Do they really believe their dishonesty is believable? This is an extremely serious issue, in Italy and most western countries around the world, as corporations move to strike down democracy, & police are given free reign to brutalize those who don't like it.
Yet a film like this seeks to diminish all that. Cops are the real victims, not the public. Utter hogwash, of course, and yet a further sign that police around the world have become gang and cult-like: it's them against the world. They have more in common with a cop from the other side of the world than they do their neighbors. They've separated themselves from communities, and now they seek to change how they're seen. Not by engaging with those they have power over in a positive way, but by pretending to be victims. This movies seeks to achieve that dubious perception - and it's a real shame.
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