Grandi speranze

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Great expectations
Directed by Martina Parenti, Massimo D'AnolfiItalian title: Great expectations
Italy / 2009 / 77'
Cast
Antonio Ambrosetti, Federico Morgantini, Matteo Storchi

Un percorso nei luoghi e nei tempi della futura classe dirigente. Chi insegna a giovani privilegiati come mantenere il potere attraverso frasi, modelli ed esperienze; chi, trasferitosi a Shanghai, insegue il sogno di aprire una fabbrica di acqua minerale gassata; chi, durante interminabili riunioni, impone ostinatamente un metodo di lavoro occidentale a impassibili impiegati cinesi… (continua). Tra destini già scritti, sete di successo facile e invasioni economiche, la commedia umana ci accompagna in un viaggio dall’Italia alla Cina, sempre in bilico tra grandi speranze e cattivi pensieri. A journey through the places and times of the future managerial class now being shaped. Some of them teach how to hold onto power using expressions, models and experiences to privileged young people; some others, after moving to Shanghai, follow the dream of opening a sparkling mineral water plant; some others obstinately impose a western work method on blank-faced Chinese employees during endless meetings. Marked by destinies already set, a thirst for easy success and economic invasions, the human comedy accompanies us on a journey from Italy to China, poised between great expectations and misgivings.

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