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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The story of Adriano Olivetti and his development of the family business, which expanded from typewriters to computers. This first segment shows CIA officers who consider Olivetti's electronic brain a great threat to American business. The segment also features a flashback to Adriano's childhood in Ivrea, when he was not too eager to learn the ropes.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We start discovering what kind of person Adriano Olivetti is.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano has some unwelcome news from Paola, his wife. On a nighttime walk above Ivrea, Adriano is threatened by a woman brandishing a gun.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

There is an injured person in the woods in need of aid and Adriano doesn't hesitate. A birthday party is going on in the villa.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano is doing the right thing. But the Germans come looking for an American pilot and search the whole house.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The family has realized that staying is not a wise choice, so, reluctantly, everyone starts getting ready to leave their beautiful home.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano's father has decided to leave him the factory, but Adriano is not so sure about that. Adriano is still very much in love with Paola after two years apart.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The war is over, and Adriano goes back to Ivrea. The company is barely surviving, and Adriano's siblings look to him for solutions.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Olivetti siblings have to decide whether to sell a stake in the factory or not. During the discussion, Paola arrives with the children.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano decides to run the factory his father left him. He imagines a factory that supports culture and beauty, respects women, and is a life model. Mauro has a hard time agreeing with him, given the financial problems they face.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano tries to talk with the girl who stole a wallet, but she's too frightened. Not everyone in the family agrees with how Adriano has been running the factory.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Adriano knows what kind of portable typewriter he wants to build and he knows who can build it. He thinks he knows what people want, even better than the people themselves.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Everyone is talking about Adriano Olivetti, both on Italian soil and abroad. His innovative ideas are creating quite a stir and people worry that he might be a communist.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Paola is having trouble with Carlo and shows up at Adriano's in search of consolation.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Paola is more clearheaded after a night's sleep. Adriano isn't happy, but he has other things to think about such as the new plans for the compact typewriter. He and Libero get a visit from the girl-thief again.

Adriano Olivetti - La forza di un sogno Ep. 1 - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Teresa goes back to the factory, and finds out she has talent. Karen Bates, the American photographer, comes to visit Adriano, and he sees right away how he can involve her in one of his projects.

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