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The Big Dream (2009)

Il grande sogno (original title)
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Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who ... See full summary »

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Michele Placido
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Cast

Credited cast:
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Nicola
Jasmine Trinca ... Laura
Luca Argentero ... Libero
Massimo Popolizio ... Domenico
Alessandra Acciai Alessandra Acciai ... Francesca
Dajana Roncione ... Isabella
Federica Vincenti ... Rosa
Brenno Placido Brenno Placido ... Giulio (as Marco Brenno)
Marco Iermanò Marco Iermanò ... Andrea
Silvio Orlando ... Colonnello carabinieri
Laura Morante ... Maddalena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicola Acunzo Nicola Acunzo
Viviana Altieri Viviana Altieri
Gigi Angelillo Gigi Angelillo
Luca Avagliano Luca Avagliano
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Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and she leaves him. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

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Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 September 2009 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Dream See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,731,185
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1.85 : 1
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It was one of the five Italian films pre-selected as the Best Foreign Film submission for the 82nd Academy Awards, along with Baarìa (2009), Fort Apache Napoli (2009), We Can Do That (2008) and Vincere (2009). See more »

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Wafer thin
17 September 2009 | by Pierre-Paris2See all my reviews

Presented as an important recollection from one of the leading Italian filmmakers, Michele Placido but the truth is that "Il Grande Sogno" (The Big dream) is merely a TV movie with lots of pretenses. Using 1968 as the starting point for a personal epiphany is not merely provocative but also intriguing and exciting. Unfortunately what comes across is a parade of prototypes repeating slogans in a sadly uninspired telling of what feels like a false memory. Riccardo Scamarcio the golden boy of the moment confirms once more that he has, still, a long way to go before he becomes an actor to be reckon with. Luca Argentero, somehow, has an immediacy and a sympathy that makes it easier and more pleasurable to connect with. Jasmine Trinca is a lovely presence on the screen in a character who is very superficially drawn but that she manages to inject with some truth. Michele Placido must decide, sooner or later, what kind of director he wants to be. This was presented like a very personal yarn but feels just like a job. Sluggish and rushed. Very disappointing.


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