Documentary series reviewing major events in history through the perspective of conspiracy theories. Did German spymaster Reinhard Gehlen cause the Cold War and nuclear arms race? Did the KGB hijack a submarine to trick the USA into believing that the Chinese were attacking Hawaii in 1968? Was Italy's former PM Aldo Moro assassinated by a NATO-backed network of armed soldiers known as the Gladio?
The movie is based on a true story. On 16 March 1978 Aldo Moro, the former Italian Prime Minister was kidnapped in Via Fani by the Brigate Rosse (Red Brigades), a militant Communist Italian group. He was the main supporter of the Compromesso Storico (Hystorical Compromise), which had to lead to the first Italian government supported by both the Christian Democrats and the Communists, in a period of social, economic and political crises.
The terrorist is by no means a new actor on the world stage. However, thanks to startling developments in military and communications technology, this perennial threat to freedom and security has taken a quantum leap forward during the past thirty years. In many cases, these vicious and determined men and women have supplanted nation states on the globe's "most wanted" list!
1970's Italy. While an unnamed epidemic is killing the nation's citizens, Italian politicians enter a secret underground religious retreat, under the guidance of maverick priest Don Gaetano. Amongst vicious infighting, one by one, the politicians begin dying.
Aurelio Grimaldi interpreta se stesso e nella storia è costretto da un produttore cinematografico a dirigere il sequel di "Barzellette", film di grande successo, per il quale è stato trovato un finanziatore rozzo e totalmente estraneo al cinema. Ma Grimaldi è un regista che vuole affrontare temi drammatici e vuole girare una trilogia su Aldo Moro, per questo gli viene promesso che sarebbe stato prodotto con un budget più alto del previsto se prima avesse girato il film comico. Allora Aurelio cerca, con scarsi risultati, di inserire citazioni importanti anche nel film comico e spiazzato cerca ispirazione trovando situazioni paradossali.
A film director wants to shoot a drama about Aldo Moro but is forced by his producer to shoot an episodic comedy in order to get budgeted for the drama. Nevertheless the director tries to make some serious points in the comedy which becomes a self-mocking parody. The title is a pun on "Bicycle Thieves".