Cinema, General Mori: “Grace to Crespi? I believe in his absolute non-involvement in relations with the mafia”

He participated in the presentation of the docufilm ‘State of Grace’ directed by Telese in Venice

“I was pleased to accept the invitation to participate in the viewing of the docufilm ‘State of Grace’ directed by Luca Telese, dedicated to the judicial affairs of Ambrogio Crespi, presented in Venice during the days dedicated to the Film Festival. The work described in a complete and participatory manner all the phases of a man’s ordeal faced with a sudden and unpredictable fact, which overwhelms his existence and that of his loved ones”. This is what General Mario Mori declared in an interview with ‘Opinione’.

And regarding the ‘total pardon’ that could be granted to Crespi, General Mori explained: “From what I understood, through the description given to me by the lawyers, the granting of ‘total pardon’ presents technical difficulties of of no small importance. However, the fact that the President of the Republic granted the ‘partial pardon’ so quickly means that the matter requires moral and substantial evaluations, such as to make it a unique case. I hope and believe that, in the end, it will be found a solution that allows Ambrogio to have complete recognition of his non-involvement with respect to any type of connection with mafia environments and culture”.

And on the docufilm ‘Generale Mori: An Italy with my head held high’, which obtained a 7 percent share when it was broadcast late in the evening on Rete 4, he specified: “The writing of the docufilm on my life was a “singular experience, which allowed me to get to know an aspect, that of the development of a cinematographic work, which was completely new to me. In the circumstance I had the opportunity to meet not only a professional of great value, Ambrogio Crespi, but this was already known, as a man in possession of great moral values”.

‘In my long career I have always had the support of a good part of public opinion’

General Mori continues to tour Italy, with director Ambrogio Crespi, to meet both young people and citizens who want to know the history of the fight against terrorism and the mafia. “It seems right to me that people who have had difficult but positive experiences with men and situations connected to mafia crime should commit themselves, especially towards young people, so that the phenomenon is understood in its dramatic entirety – he explained in the long interview with Opinione – And let the tools with which to fight this cancer of national society be clear.”

Behind us was a very long judicial process, from which General Mori emerged completely exonerated. “In the long affair of which, in spite of myself, I have been the protagonist, I have always had the support of a good part of public opinion who made me feel their solidarity in various ways – he underlined again – To all of them, a heartfelt, profound, thanks. Among my detractors, I have nothing to say to those who have formed the wrong idea by reading newspapers and documents contrary to me, which are also widely distributed in Italy. They had no other way to judge. To those who are the authors, in various capacities, of all the accusations made against me – he concluded – I grant the benefit of good faith if, once the trials have finally been concluded, they want to admit that they were wrong. I don’t think, however, that the majority of these gentlemen will will make”.