We Believed

Synopsis: The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.
Genre: History
Director(s): Mario Martone
Production: 01 Distribution
  17 wins & 13 nominations.
170 min

Put them all there!

Captain, we found this one.

"Long Live the King".

Hang him! Burn everything!



Lazy bums! Get moving!

- Where are you going?

- Runnin', pa.


There are men on the beach.

- What do they want?

- They want you.

- Who are they?

- The Capozzolis.

The Capozzoli brothers? Good lord!

I need the overseer, where is he?

In the olive grove.

Get your father, Salvatore.

Wait here.

Lady Maria, you're giving

all this money to them?

- Let me do this, Saverio.

- As you wish.

Farewell, Lady Maria, and thank you.

If the soldiers burn our town too?

They won't,

no one knows we're here.

Excuse me, sir, Lawyer Cucco is here

with Doctor Pinto.

- Where are the Capozzolis?

- They've vanished.

If the police find it and read

our signatures, we're done for!

That proclamation is too extreme,

I told you.

Asking for a Constitution

and aid from France,

you can't do that!

We have to take a step at a time.

We never should have trusted them.

We'll meet this evening

at the usual place.

No, with all the gendarmes around,

the rectory isn't safe anymore.

Come on in.

When my father died,

this door was painted black,

since then it's not been opened.

Today Mom unlocked it

and said:
"Go in".



Give it here, it's French.

The Travels of Pythagoras.

A philosopher from here.

Zeno was from here.

The sect used to meet here.

- Now where?

- I don't know.

I do:
at the rectory.

Why don't we go too?

They're not there now,

they're not meeting for a while.

But there's something you can do.


Go and get the proclamation.

The one read to the people.

If the police find it,

the sect is done.

Why him?

He's one of them, we aren't.

Sarraino won't give it to us.

Say the Capozzolis sent you.

But it's not true.

The proclamation has to be burned.

So, you got the courage or not?

- Yeah.

- It's for tonight.

But the town was just burned down.

- See, you're scared!

- I'm not.

I'll go tonight.

I told you over and over

not to hang around those two.

Know who the men in the boat were?

Bandits, murderers and brigands.

People who had to hide...

No, they're Carbonaris, Jacobins...

You're wretched!

You don't understand a thing.

You just parrot the words.

You're in with the gentry.

You take after 'em!

They're Jacobins in Paris

but here...

Let me bite my tongue.

No, actually...

I'll show you.

Come with me.

Take yourjacket.

- Evenin'.

- Evenin'.

Go inside.

Keep moving.

Lift that stone.

Lift it!

See where a part of the oil goes?

- Where?

- Take a good look.


The gentry steal from farmers

even the miserable amount of oil

they sweat a day's work for.

But since I run the olive press

and I'm their right-hand man,

our family gets some.

- Not true.

- Smarten up!

The gentry, those Jacobins,

are people who rob the poor!

You've studied,

because we're rich now.

But your father was born a peasant,

never forget that.

Watch it.

If you talk about this secret,

I'll kill you.

Quiet, come in.

Take this paper.

Wait outside, I'll bring you a gun.

"This impoverished people,"

"moved by harsh,

positive desperation,"

"is here today to ask"

"the good government

of the Constitution of France..."

If anyone sees you, shoot.

Leave by the lower path.

Hide that paper.




Chop the others off too,

for all the towns around here.

Let it be a warning to them!

This is how they'll end up...

all the King's enemies!

Long Live the King!

I give my name to Giovine Italia,

an association of men

holding the same faith,

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