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Massimo Girotti as "Davide" in
that was hidden in that room for a
whole year and then he was caught.'
I had chills and goose pimples."
Ozpetek notes that it's a matter of
historical record that many Italians .
helped the Nazis snare and deport
the Jews of Rome on Oct. 16, 1943.
But it's not something that his coun-
trymen like to admit.
"The lady in my building, she's a
Catholic. But she said something
that made me smile: If all the
Romans who said that they saved
Jews [actually had], then no Jews
would ever have been taken off to
Facing Windows is one of the best
movies of the year, not least because
Ozpetek took very seriously the
responsibility of addressing the
"If you start touching on and dis-
turbing this bit of history with the
wrong approach, it would be a
mess," he says, recalling how he
grappled with the screenplay. "You
cannot [argue] about the Holocaust
after great filmmakers have made
wonderful films about it."
The vast number of films and TV
shows on the subject, however, has
diluted its impact on subsequent
generations, says the filmmaker.
"You even see the Nazi uniform in
porno films, so that [image] doesn't
really have much of an impact," he
points out. "I couldn't do something
that young people would confuse
with the fiction they watch every
So I decided to place the charac-
ters of yesterday in today's life."
8 / 13
Facing Windows screens 7 and
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
13-15, at the Detroit Film
Theatre in the Detroit Institute
of Arts. $6.50. (313) 833-3237.