The Big Dream
Il Grande sogno
A film set in Italy in ’68 when young people dreamed they could change the world, when rules were broken, love was free, and everything seemed possible. Nicola, a handsome young man from Puglia is a policeman, but his dream is to be an actor, and he finds himself embedded as a mole in the student world in turmoil. At the university, he meets Laura, a young girl from a middle-class Catholic family, a brilliant and passionate student who dreams of a world without injustice, and Libero, a student-worker and leader of the student movement who dreams of revolution. Strong emotions and passions are aroused and Laura – attracted to both – has to choose who she loves.
Michele Placido (b. 1946) was born at Ascoli Satriano into a poor family from Rionero in Vulture. He studied acting at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. He made his debut as an actor in 1969 in the play "Midsummer's Night Dream". His first success came with the role of a soldier in "Marcia trionfale" (1976), for which he won a David di Donatello award. Two years later, he won the Golden Bear award for Best Actor in Berlin, for the role of a homosexual worker in the ironical melodrama "Ernesto" (1978). He appeared in several TV movies in the 1970s, but 1983 marked the beginning of his greatest television popularity when he played the lead as a police inspector investigating the Mafia in Damiano Damiani's TV series, "La Piovra".
- Year: 2009
- Country: Italy, France
- Runtime: 101 min.
- Director: Michele Placido
- Screenwriters: Doriana Leondeff, Angelo Pasquini, Michele Placido
- Actors: Riccardo Scamarcio, Luca Argentero, Jasmine Trinca, Michele Placido
- Cinematographer: Arnaldo Catinari
- Dialogs: Italian
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: T