The film “March to Rome”

Dino Risi’s film “Marcia su Roma” is released in cinemas, starring Ugo Tognazzi and Vittorio Gassmann. This is the first comic and farcical reading of the rise to power of fascism through the story of two veterans, who reject the logic of violence at the last minute. Compared to the self-exclusive reading of fascism, based on the myth of the “Italian good people”, Risi returns the parable of two disappointed fighters, two anti-heroes of the “squadrismo”, reversing the rhetoric of the march on Rome celebrated in the twenty years as revolution, the founding act of the seizure of regime power.