First film - Development 2014

An urban odyssey of a master and his pupil through the love for the 70's rock and roll to save their radio program, acting a terrorist attack.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carlo BALLAURI
    • Writer(s)
    • Carlo BALLAURI
    • Producer(s)
    • Franco BOCCA GELSI (Gagarin s.r.l.), Martina CLORO (I cavalieri della notte s.r.l.)
    • Synopsis
    • With a background of psychotropic drugs, rare vinyls which made rock history, Big Joe, 265 lbs of pure madness, and Luca a chronically anxious young man, conduct, with no rules, the program THE NIGHT CAVALIER in the radio station of an old hippy, Marco Bavoni. Everything is going fine until Alfredo, Marco’s son, takes over the management of the station. Alfredo is a marketing expert who hates his rebellious father and rock music. He wants to substitute THE NIGHT CAVALIER with pop dance, a genre which is having a large commercial success. Big Joe and Luca are given an ultimatum: better ratings or the doors will shut down.
      Between social centers, shady criminals all from the East and unrequited loves, the two DJs undertake a nonsensical journey in the city’s underground where Big Joe, the teacher, will instruct Luca, his pupil, on how far a real rock DJ can go to save his music.
      The demented efforts of our heroes, are not enough to save THE NIGHT CAVALIER from Alfredo’s financial charts. Big Joe, though, has one last crazy scheme (up his sleeve): how to reach the highest ratings in history by simulating a live terrorist attack, during the last transmission of THE NIGHT CAVALIER. The Police take the media stunt seriously and surrounds the radio station.
      The event becomes one of national interest in just a few hours. The ratings go through the roof, but now Big Joe and Luca have to face not only a simple yuppie obsessed with business, but the law. Will THE NIGHT CAVALIERS survive this grotesque situation?
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