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Adriano Olivetti
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Many of us have used or heard of Olivetti typewriters, calculators, and other office machines. This fictionalized biopic, produced by RAI television, tells the story of the man behind the brand. Adriano Olivetti's innovative ideas regarding manufacturing, politics, and society were also very controversial, so much so that the Americans sent a spy to report on what he was up to.

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Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano realizes that the only thing to do is to go and talk to Grazia's father, hoping to persuade him of his serious intentions.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano goes back to the factory and is welcomed by the workers. Teresa and Libero get an unexpected and unpleasant visit.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano writes a letter to Grazia. Agent Bates gets an unexpected gift from Adriano and she puts it to good use immediately.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Agent Bates reports on Olivetti's communities, Mauro tries to talk to Adriano about his position, and Adriano's son comes back from Harvard. Libero and Teresa meet by chance in the factory and have a tense conversation.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano and Paola talk about relationships, and Adriano broaches the subject of annulling their marriage. Libero brings Adriano an invitation to his wedding in Novara. Adriano gets a letter he has been waiting for.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano and Grazia meet happily, but only for a few minutes. At the factory, Adriano introduces the new general director to Mauro and Alessio. This is unexpected, disconcerting news for Mauro.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Teresa is distraught over Libero's marriage and is having a hard time working. Adriano tries to console her and shares his problems with her. Later on she gets a shock.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano asks Karen Bates to travel to Italy's southern regions to scout out a location for an Olivetti factory. Mauro, after being passed over for a job, decides to go and work for Dalmasso.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We learn why Dalmasso asked Mauro to stay on at the Olivetti firm. Adriano pays a visit to Mauro's house to find out if his suspicions are correct.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

After his encounter with Mauro, Adriano faints on the sidewalk. Grazia reads about his fainting in the newspaper and visits Adriano in the hospital.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano's illness and hospital stay bring about a pivotal moment for relations between Grazia and her father, and not only them.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Paola makes a quick decision upon meeting Grazia. Karen Bates comes back with some footage for Adriano to look at.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano's new idea is to open a factory in the south of Italy, a very poor part of Italy. Convincing his board is a huge challenge. He takes Karen and her camera around the southern part of the country to scout for locations.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano imagines his new factory and describes the layout to Karen. The workers in Dalmasso's factory are not happy about their working conditions and Mauro manages to placate them. Dalmasso notices his skill in dealing with people and has a new idea of a job for him.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano's son Roberto has an idea he wants to develop, but Adriano is skeptical, at least at first. But Roberto knows how to tempt his father with good cocoa and this leads to an important meeting. While they are out, they discover that Mauro Barale is running for office.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Karen's report to her superiors about Olivetti's plans prompts some serious spying on his operation by the U.S. Mario Tchou explains his ideas to the new team of young engineers.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 17

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano goes to Rome to try and get financing for his project. He is unpleasantly surprised to have to deal with someone he knows very well and with whom he had had a falling out.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 18

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The factory in Pozzuoli is a success, but the company has taken financial risks, which may be why Adriano is having nightmares. Dalmasso is closely following Adriano's movements.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 19

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The laboratory team is all excited as they come up with some great new innovations. They need more funding, however, and decide to demonstrate the results directly to the board.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 20

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Karen continues to do her work for the Americans, spying on Olivetti and the Community Movement. Dalmasso and Mauro are seriously trying to undermine Olivetti's efforts to get elected and to bring him to his knees financially.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 21

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The election results have come out, and they're disappointing. Grazia gives Adriano all her support, and this gives him the hope he needs to push ahead with his dream.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 22

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

At the Olivetti home, it's Christmastime, and there's an air of celebration among the members of the extended family. Karen, who is listening in, is engulfed by feelings of nostalgia for her mother.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 23

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Christmas dinner is interrupted by a phone call from the plant, where engineers are working. Karen listens in. She then has an ominous meeting with the Americans.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep.2 - Part 24

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Karen sends a clear message to Adriano and they meet. She has something important to tell him.

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