The Italians seem to have a bit of a thing for football hooligan films at the moment, I guess in the same way that we do here in the UK with productions like The Firm and The Football Factory. Secondo tempo, by novice director Fabio Bastianello, very much falls into this grouping. Told in realtime, it’s the story of an undercover cop who, having spent a year and a half infiltrating the inner circle of a violent hooligan, gets caught up in an outburst of violence following a football match.
This isn’t getting a particularly wide showing, and has opened in just 21 cinemas across Italy. I can’t find any reviews anywhere, so god knows what it’s like, and most of the cast are totally unfamiliar to me.