De Riccardo Giacconi film 2017, 17min
Designed at once as a study of a concept in urbanism and a detective story, Due was shot at Milano 2, a residential district on the outskirts of Milan. Built as a utopian city by Silvio Berlusconi between 1970 and 1979, Milano 2 was his first truly ambitious real estate project. It was in Milano 2 that was born Italy’s first private television station, TeleMilano, which began transmitting locally in 1974, and which, over the years, developed into Canale 5, the largest private TV station in Italy and the bridgehead of Berlusconi’s first media and then political empire.
Milano 2, which today might look at first glance like a nondescript out-of-town district functioned as a laboratory for a whole new lifestyle that, in the Berlusconi decades, gained a hold throughout the nation, radically transforming Italian culture.
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