LA STORIA TV SERIES
SET IN WORLD WAR 2 ROME
Beside Lions of Sicily and Leopard, another new period set series coming to us from Italy is LA STORIA, an eight part historical drama based on the famous book by Elsa Morante. The show, which will air on RAI later this year, starts on an ordinary day in 1941, when widow Ida Ramundo (Jasmine Trinca), Nino's mother and secretly of Jewish origin, is raped by a German soldier. After the pain, the dismay and the shame, Ida discovers she is pregnant and, nine months later, secretly gives birth to a baby boy who will be lovingly nicknamed Useppe. The family is turned upside down by the events of the war: Nino decides to leave for the front with the fascists, leaving his mother and little Useppe to cope with the Nazi occupation and the round-ups in a flat in Rome's San Lorenzo district. In the July 1943 bombing, Ida loses everything and is forced to evacuate. From then on, every day for her becomes a struggle for her own survival and that of her child. Asia Argento, Elio Germano and Valerio Mastandrea also star in the new series. Check out the first trailer below and tell us what you think.