The Big Step (second feature)

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The Big Step (Il grande passo)

The Big Step (Il grande passo)

The Big Step (Il grande passo)

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Il grande passo

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Ipotesi Cinema, Stemal Entertainment, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Regione Veneto, Fondazione Veneto Film Commission

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When he was six years old, Dario Cavalieri watched the live broadcast of the first Moon landing and ever since then he has dreamed of going there. Mario Cavalieri runs a local hardware store in Rome, until one day his life is turned upside down when the phone rings. His brother Dario is in prison. Mario discovers he is the only person who can take care of that brother, who he has only seen once in his lifetime. The two brothers, who resemble each other physically but have completely different personalities, find themselves alone in the face of an impossible venture.

In telling this story I wanted to pay tribute to the two worlds of cinema I love. On the one hand, American cinema, rather childish and sentimental, which I grew up with when I was a child: the cinema of dreamers like Steven Spielberg, of naiveté as a value, a paean to marvel. On the other hand, the cinema of my land, silent and sincere, created by artisans like Carlo Mazzacurati, made of dilated space, delicate and authentic feelings, overflowing with affection for normality.