LA GRANDE ONDA

THE BIG WAVE

By Francesco TORTORELLA

MADE ON VFX S.R.L. - as PROD

Animation - Completed 2016

The “business turning point” of one of the most brutal and powerful criminal organizations in the world: the ‘Ndrangheta, told through the life and death of a common man.
Based on true facts.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 15 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Francesco TORTORELLA
    • Writer(s)
    • Francesco TORTORELLA, Stefano URBANETTI
    • Synopsis
    • Calabria, mid seventies. A real slaughter, 233 murders in a few years, mark the bloody rise to power of the boss Paolo De Stefano and the transformation of the ‘Ndragheta in “La Santa“ (The Saint), an extensive organization, Masonic-style, in close contact with the criminal associations from all over the world, capable of arming the armies, to own fleet and air force of its own, and to influence politics by infiltrating into the social fabric at every level.
      The words of the journalist Giuseppe Fava, introduce us into the plot involving criminal mafia, institutions, banks and business groups ...
      Through his daughter Adriana, we will know the life and death of a common man: the engineer Gennaro Musella, brutally murdered for having reported this system.
      Adriana will undertake an intricate path in search of the truth about the death of his father: a face to face with the fugitive boss Paolo De Stefano.

      THEMES
      With the tone of a genre film and the latest techniques of animation, “The Big Wave” tells a story inspired by real facts documented by the acts of the Anti-Mafia District of Reggio Calabria. It tells about a crucial step in Italian history: when the organized crime, in this case the ‘ Ndrangheta in association with Cosa Nostra, achieves a “qualitative shift”.
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