Daniele Gaglianone, Daniel Daquino
IT/FR Co Prodction with
Les Films D'Ici
Louis Chabas, known as Lulu, escaped from Fossano prison in Italy in September '43: he has nineteen years old and he’s a young French partisan.
Initially he hides in the countryside and helps those who give him refuge, but as soon as partisan formations organize themselves he does not resist and rush to make his contribution joining the Italian Resistance. Lulu acts alone or with his team: a punch of men from the Langa who perform dangerous but effective actions contrast with the directives of the other partisan formations.
It is in this context increasingly violent, cruel, absurd and without rules that Louis grows and becomes the brave Lulu. He dresses like a movie star and enjoys himself at making fun of the Germans, even disguising themselves in the most disparate ways to be able to mislead, speed through the Langhe riding motorcycles, cars and every vehicle that manages to recover. He speaks German because of his Alsatian origin and his deeds become soon heroic in every tavern, unleashing the anger of the Nazis more and more.
Praised by the population for its insane and reckless actions, loved by women for the charm and courage, contested by the other partisan formations for its way to act too independent and dangerous and hated by the Nazis because tremendously effective and elusive.
In a short time Lulu tackles war, love, friendship and every other aspect of life using only his instincts. A life lived as a thousand lives along a road that soon turns into an internal war against itself and probably of which he also knows the tragic destination, without stopping.