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by Michele Vannucci


This is the story of a dream that gives a new future to a man who believed he didn't even deserve a present. Mirko is back home after 8 years spent in jail. He wants a second chance, dreaming for a fresh start, leaving violence and crime behind once and for all. He aims to win back the love of his two daughters, to start over with his wife and finally do something good for himself. An unexpected opportunity arises when he’s surprisingly elected President of a Social Association of his neighborhood, an almost forgotten area in the outskirt of Rome. He’s completely new to the task but he puts all his efforts and energies in it: he manages to organize a soup kitchen, to renovate the building of the Association, and to offer a real job to the outlaws of the area by transforming an abandoned piece of land in a flourished tomatoes field. But once you’ve been a criminal for so long, spreading so much grief and sorrow, it’s incredibly hard to infect people around you with good and happiness.

international title: I Was a Dreamer
original title: Il più grande sogno
country: Italy
sales agent: True Colours
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Michele Vannucci
film run: 97'
release date: IT 24/11/2016
screenplay: Michele Vannucci, Anita Otto
cast: Alessandro Borghi, Vittorio Viviani, Milena Mancini, Ginevra De Carolis, Mirko Frezza, Ivana Lotito
cinematography by: Matteo Vieille
film editing: Sara Zavarise
art director: Lupo Marziale
costumes designer: Sabrina Beretta
producer: Giovanni Pompili
production: Kino Produzioni, Laser Film - Laser Digital Film, Upupa
backing: MiBACT, Roma Lazio Film Commission
distributor: Antani Distribuzione

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