Notes for a War Story
As the story opens, three young drifters are caught up in a nameless war in a nameless country. They squat in abandoned houses, dodge bombs and snipers, and try to sell stolen car parts. But after meeting Felix, a charismatic hoodlum, everything changes. They soon escalate from petty crime, to debt collections, to murder. When Felix recruits them to join the militia at the front, our narrator Giuliano decides he's had enough, and jumps off a truck, abandoning his friends. A story of male bonding and coming of age, Notes for a War Story is at the same time a cautionary tale about life in a war zone. Gipi's evocative paintings serve as a universal portrayal of modern war.