We Weren't Given Anything for Free

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Annita Malavasi, code name "Laila", took up the fight against the German occupying forces at the age of 22 and remained a fighter for emancipation throughout her life. She transported baskets full of hand grenades and secret messages through German roadblocks and was one of the few female commanders in the Italian resistance. Instead of starting a family and standing in a man's shadow, as was the normal biography of a woman at the time, she preferred to go into politics after the war. "The film is emotional and unfiltered, linking hard facts with personal experience that goes far beyond the thematic limitations of history books.“ (spielfilm.de)