Giorgio Colangeli, Alessandro Haber, Antonio Catania, Tiziana Lodato, Carlo Marrapodi, Mariella Fabbris, Mimmo Calopresti, Pietro Dellepiane
Stefano Di Polito, Anna Gasco
Alien Films, Rai Cinema, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte
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Mirafiori, the historical headquarters of FIAT’s first car-manufacturing
factory and a symbol of labor union’s struggles of the 1970s, is about
to be revamped: the old abandoned warehouse is going to be torn
down to make room for the new golf course. But Carlo, Franco and
Delfino, who spent most of their lives working in that factory, are not
going to leave the premises without trying one last time to repopulate
the neighborhood and reconnect with their sons and grandchildren.
The movie doesn’t offer a new economic recipe: it focuses on the need to gather the intangible heritage of factories. Mirafiori was the largest industrial establishment in Italy. It was a migration destination from Southern Italy, where dreams of redemption brought by the economic boom gave children the opportunity to get a better education. And it was the stage for political clashes and conquered rights. Factories are the legacy of an era. Before erasing the signs of the past, we need to ensure a less empty future by building a more intimate, sincere and emotional relationship with what we once were.