Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood
Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)

Director Daniele Vicari recreates the notorious police raid of the Diaz school in Genoa, Italy during the 2001 G8 Summit, exploring the tragic event from the perspectives of the authorities as well as the protesters and foreign journalists… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Puts the viewer in the middle of flailing truncheons and tumbling bodies without necessary context.

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Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Brutal, shocking and powerful in all the right ways, Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood is a visceral flood, pushing the limits to get across the extreme nature of the police brutality.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Stilted dialogue, superficial characters and a threadbare story put up a wall when audiences should be feeling sympathy.

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Simon Crook
Empire Magazine

A compelling dramatisation. If the key characterisation occasionally errs on the thin side, there impact of this piece of agit-drama is still stunning.

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Chris Knight
National Post

The film might have done better to rely on fewer characters and a more traditional structure. There was enough anarchy in the streets without adding to it in the film.