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My Italian Secret

  • Archive, Film

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015, 8pm
  • $5 Students and Members
    $9 General Admission
  • Club B10

Would you risk your life to save a stranger? And never talk about it? My Italian Secret tells the story of sports idol Gino Bartali and other Italians who saved Jews and refugees fleeing the Nazis in WWII. Bartali, the Tour de France cycling champion, made hundreds of trips transporting fake documents in the frame of his bicycle for a secret underground organized by the Cardinal and the Rabbi of Florence. The living characters in the film return to Italy to reveal the story and thank those who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save a stranger’s life.

About the Series
An arms-smuggling international super-criminal posing as a florist, a champion cyclist as clandestine Nazi resister, a master art forger who anonymously donates his handiwork to world-class museums, a magician who reveals his tricks (or does he?)—trust no one, good or bad, to be what they seem in our documentary series Deception!