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Italo Disco. The Sparkling Sound of the 80s

a film by Alessandro Melazzini

Italo Disco. The Sparkling Sound of the 80s

Italy, Germany | 2021 | 63:00 min

Original Title:
ITALO DISCO. DER GLITZERSOUND DER 80er

Formal Categories

History Society Arts

Content Categories

Documentary Music film
62 or 53 min original German, Italian, English version with English or French subtitles, German or Italian voice over available
Synopsis
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.
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 often told but not always understood.

With: Michelangelo La Bionda, Carmelo La Bionda, Sabrina Salerno, Roberto Zanetti, Pierluigi Giombini, Johnson Righeira, Linda Jo Rizzo, Daniele Baldelli, DJ Hell, Mathias Modica, Claudio Casalini, Flemming Dalum, Ivo Stefano Germano, Christa Mikulski, Eckhart Schmidt
Festivals/Awards
2021
Ji.hlava IDFF
2022
IFFR Rotterdam
Docs Against Gravity
Cast and Crew
  • Director Alessandro Melazzini
  • Producer Alessandro Melazzini
  • Director of Photography Alexander Vexler, Luchas Fuchs (2nd), Manuel Lübbers (2nd)
  • Editor Massimiliano Cecchini
  • Sound Havir Gergolet, Jesus Casquete , Eick Hoemann
  • Score Luca Vasco
  • Animation Michael Paul, Flavio Rosati, Massimiliano Cecchini
Original Languages

German

Italian

English

Production Company
Alpenway Media GmbH
Albrechtstr. 43, 80636 München

Phone: +49 89 12011239

Phone: +49 163 7394968

info@alpenway.com
http://www.alpenway.com
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