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At the end of 40's everyone know Torino soccer team like "Grande Torino". It wasn't only the best italian championship team but also it was be the symbol of Italian ransom after World War ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Ciro Esposito Ciro Esposito ... Angelo, 1948
Katy Louise Saunders ... Susanna Egre
Tosca D'Aquino ... Anna
Gaetano Amato Gaetano Amato ... Giuseppe
Michele Placido ... Angelo, 2004
Fausto Verginelli Fausto Verginelli ... Pasquale
Carlo Pistarino Carlo Pistarino ... Signor Pautasso
Remo Girone ... Ferruccio Novo, il presidente del Torino
Francesco Venditti ... Eusebio Castigliano
Massimo Popolizio ... Ernest Egre Erbstein
Alessandra Mastronardi ... Rosa
Giuseppe Fiorello ... Mazzola (as Beppe Fiorello)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silvia Annichiarico Silvia Annichiarico ... Signora Pautasso
Vincenzo Maurizio Battista Vincenzo Maurizio Battista ... Capocantiere (as Maurizio Battista)
Marco Bonafaccia Marco Bonafaccia ... Aldo Ballarin


At the end of 40's everyone know Torino soccer team like "Grande Torino". It wasn't only the best italian championship team but also it was be the symbol of Italian ransom after World War II. Everyone loved this team and everyone dream following team victory. When 4th of May 1949 the plan that bring to home the team crashed on the Superga's hill and Valentino Mazzola (the captain) and all players dying. Written by Riccardo Nebiolo

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story about the death of Il Grande Torino team of soccer players in 1949. Excellently told story with portrayal of family difficulties in post war Italy. Worth a look.
18 January 2006 | by firenzepermeSee all my reviews

I had never heard about this momentous event in Italy's soccer history. This team known as "I Torri" were famous as they had proved themselves to be unbeatable. It is a story that captivates as we follow the life of a young Angelo who dreams of one day playing with his favorite team, I Torri. The story is recounted in retrospect where we are first introduced to the old Angelo who is approached by a reporter to talk about the sad event of the death of an entire team of highly talented players. As Angelo relives the story we the viewers are transported into the world of post war Torino and observe the events of that fateful day emerge. As well as that we watch the family dynamics of Angelo's family who have moved to Torino from Naples to get work. Soccer mad Angelo attends the Liceo or college and proves himself to be a talented young player. He meets Susanna who is the daughter of the manager of I Torri. He tries out for the Giovani Torri or Young Torri and gets into the team. He gets close to his idol, the team captain, Valentino Mazzolo, portrayed with intensity and focus by Giuseppe Fiorelli. The team prepare for a match is Lisbon and Angelo is selected to go but a family crisis forces him to stay behind. The movie closes with the old Angelo going to the actual monument in Superge in Torino and saluting the team.

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Release Date:

25 September 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Torino See more »

Filming Locations:

Turin, Piedmont, Italy

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Goodtime Enterprises See more »
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