The Big Dream (film)

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The Big Dream
The Big Dream (film).jpg
Directed by Michele Placido
Produced by Pietro Valsecchi
Written by Michele Placido, Angelo Pasquini, Doriana Leondeff
Starring Luca Argentero, Riccardo Scamrcio, Jasmine Trinca, Silvio Orlando, Brenno Placido
Music by Nicola Piovani
Cinematography Arnaldo Catinari
Edited by Consuelo Catucci
Release date
  • 2009 (2009)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Big Dream (Italian: Il grande sogno) is a 2009 Italian drama film directed by Michele Placido. It entered the main competition at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, in which Jasmine Trinca won the Marcello Mastroianni Award.[1][2]


In 1968, in Rome, at the famous La Sapienza University, a group of young people's occupying the institution, starting in the city's famous revolt of students. The group of students is led by the proletarian Libero, son of unemployed workers of Fiat, who wants to attack the gaming bourgeois political and Italy and permanently to change the future for the youth of the country. The police opposes him, while the upper class student Laura falls in love with Libero. In the meantime, however, the Rome police plan to stifle the student revolt, and among these is the young Nicola, who secretly loves the theater, and so wants to star in a famous company. When Laura meets Nicola, changes perspective and the two fall in love. Nicola has the task of the police to infiltrate him in the group in protest, and to discover the weak points because the police can attach the students with more simplicity.
But as soon as the attack begina one day, without warning, Laura discovers the true nature of Nicola, and breaks the love affair with him. The young policeman, while Libero flees to Sicily, avoiding arrest, decides to devote himself entirely to the theater.



  1. ^ Boyd van Hoeij (September 9, 2009). "Review: 'Il grande sogno'". Variety. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Venezia 66, tutti i premi". Il Sole 24 Ore. September 12, 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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