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Italo Disco – The Sparkling Sound of the 80s

Film Notes

Original Title: Italo Disco – Il suono scintillante degli Anni ’80

Country, year: Italia, Germania, 2021
Duration: 62′
Color: colore

Director: Alessandro Melazzini

Cast: Daniele Baldelli, Claudio Casalini, Flemming Dalum, Helmut Josef Geier, Ivo Stefano Germano, Pierluigi Giombini, Carmelo La Bionda, Michelangelo La Bionda, Christa Mikulski, Mathias Modica, Stefano Righi, Linda Jo Rizzo, Sabrina Salerno, Eckhart Schmidt, Roberto Zanetti

Screenplay: Alessandro Melazzini

Photography: Alexander Vexler

Film editing: Massimiliano Cecchini

Music: Luca Vasco

Production: Alpenway Media GmbH


Screening info

  Location: Auditorium Vincenzo da Massa Carrara di Lucca | Date: 26/09/2022 Time 17.00

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Italo Disco – The Sparkling Sound of the 80s immerses the audience in a musical universe of an era. An era where millions of young Europeans would let loose to a wild beat of music made with synthetic and captivating melodies, more or less weird English lyrics, electronic rhythms, and visionary music videos. They were cybernetic tracks fueled by hopes and dreams of the young musicians, who were capable of releasing mind-blowing pop, and always moving between trash and brilliance. It was the world of Italo Disco: born in Italy, reinforced in Germany, that made the whole planet dance. By telling the birth and development of a music genre with many souls, this documentary analyzes the creative, productive, and business aspects of what was a music industry and social phenomenon. By doing an in-depth archive research with interviews to artists and leading personalities of that time. Such as Sabrina Salerno, Linda Jo Rizzo, Johnson Righeira, Savage and La Bionda brothers, together with DJs today’s experts including DJ Hell and Mathias Modica. Pulsing to the engaging rhythm of tracks of that era, as well as revealing lesser-known cult songs unknown to the general public, Italo Disco – The Sparkling Sound of the 80s takes the viewer on a journey of discovery of a sound that is as commercial as it is futuristic. The sound of an era very much recounted, yet not always truly understood.

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