Problems I had with the movie
we dont get to see the group kidnap the president. That would be a critical aspect that defines who the people are, how serious they are about their cause, and what kind of relationship they have with Moro. I mean this kidnapping was well planned, well-executed and extremely violent, 5 people were murdered in a hail of bullets at a stop light.
This means during the film we would have viewed the kidnappers as more than just some scared college kids. These people were very serious. The film didn't convey the level of conviction that these people must have had, nor why they had it.
Their goals seemed vague, their motivation and politics seemed very vague as well. The woman and Moro are the only real characters, the other kidnappers are 1 dimensional, they are not developed at all, imo. Her dreams in black and white of Stalin didn't make much sense to me either. Like many movies with politics in them, the director showed politics in a way that doesn't give one insight into how people could do these things. Thats how you really get into the character and show their crisis of conscience, when you know why they want to do it, and then later why they are afraid. I think the movie did that decently with the main character, but it was hard for me to imagine this innocent sweet looking and acting girl, being a part of this in the first place. But maybe this reflects the reality of the red brigade and their vague, incoherent version of communist politics.
Also, if the red brigade was formed in response to political repression or some other form of exploitation in the country, this was not shown at all, and that is a major flaw in the movie too, why are these people doing this stuff? I'm not saying for the movie to justify it, but explain it, these are not insane people, though they are obviously misguided.