Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Caffe Italia is a bilingual docudrama about the Italian community in Montreal, Quebec. The narrative traces this ethnic contingent from the turn-of-the-century immigrant era to modern times. The most intriguing sequences involve the incipient Fascist movement amongst Montreal Italians of the 1930s, and the means by which these pro-Mussolinites were squelched by the Canadian government. Professional actors Pierre Curzi and Tony Nardi show up in several different characterizations throughout the film.
Canada, immigrant, Italian [nationality], Fascism, government, suppression