Diego Abatantuono (Luigi Freddi)Angela Freddi Monteforte (Self)
Cinecittà is famous worldwide but no one really remembers who its founder was;his name was Luigi Freddi. This documentary using images from the Luce Archive tells the story of Freddi a Fascist civil servant who had a profound love for cinema which he developed during his many trips to Hollywood where he carefully studied and observed important American productions meeting famous producers and directors. Actor Diego Abatantuono is the voice of Freddi on screen that takes us back to the period of 1934-1939 when he was the Head of National Film Office, his ties with the duce and will to replace old cinema and organize an actual state institution as well as the ambitious project of creating city of cinema with state of the art systems architectural designs by the famous architect Gino Peressutti. Exactly 80 years since the first stone was set at Cinecittà, the voice of the protagonist defeated and forgotten recites with rage and pain but with immense love for the seventh art, his personal point of view on the making of a factory of dreams entirely Italian and the attempt to make Italian cinema" the strongest weapon".