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Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 25 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico Modugno goes to New York City, where he sees his song has taken over. It made history all over the world.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 24 View Series View This Episode

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The winner of Sanremo is announced, and the news travels fast. The winning song makes Italians feel optimistic after the terrible war and postwar periods.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 23 View Series View This Episode

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The big night arrives and we, along with so many watching him on black and white TV, finally hear the song in Modugno's performance at Sanremo. It was a moment of great pride and optimism for Italy.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 22 View Series View This Episode

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Mimmo and Franca have a relaxing moment by the sea. Franca has some important news for him.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 21 View Series View This Episode

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Franco Migliaccio is filled with pessimism and Johnny Dorelli is filled with fear, but Mimmo is feeling very sure of himself at the Sanremo Festival.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 20 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

It's New Year's Eve and Mimmo and Franca celebrate with friends. As promised, Mimmo gets some concert clothes from the Sanremo festival. And then, the big day arrives and Domenico finds himself in the midst of already famous artists.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 19 View Series View This Episode

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When Franca comes home after her day on set, she finds Mimmo asleep on the couch surrounded by sheets of music paper. She has some news for him. He goes to Milan to meet with Gramitto who has always been skeptical about the new song ever taking off.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 18 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

In the middle of the night, Mimmo finally comes up with the refrain to the song that would become famous the world over. He can't curb his enthusiasm and calls Franco and Gramitto, even though it's three in the morning.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 17 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Three months have passed, and Mimmo and Riccardo are still trying to find the right lyrics for the song. Their frustration comes to the surface and the song risks going up in smoke.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 16 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

As Franco Migliacci wakes up after his hangover, he sees the poster he bought of Chagall's famous blue painting, and starts writing some lyrics. Later on he gets together with Mimmo, and has to be cajoled into showing him what he has written.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Mimmo doesn't want to have to change the lyrics of his latest song. Riccardo and Franco try to pressure him to do it, for the money. Franco is out of work, and Mimmo wants to help him.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Mimmo has realized that Franca wasn't the problem blocking him from songwriting. He misses her terribly, in fact, and his friend Franco comes up with an idea.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Franca is on tour and gets word about a new song of Mimmo's. She says she doesn't care at all, but it's clear she does.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico's song Musetto is playing on the radio, and Franca hears it and realizes it's about her. He has dinner with his father who is in town, and some thorny subjects come up.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico feels misunderstood by his friends. As he walks with his friend Franco, a magazine cover attracts his attention. He goes to see his agent Gramitto, who has some news for him.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

It's coming on Christmas, and Mimmo is strolling through the street market. He spies an old friend who is clearly not doing so well. Domenico has been in that situation many times in the past and doesn't hesitate to "pay it forward."

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Mimmo is stuck at home taking care of household matters, trying unsuccessfully to write new songs, and Franca is getting work and is out and about. This situation of dissatisfaction and imbalance leads to harsh words.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico gets an impromptu chance to sing in Italian for a French audience, and it goes well. Not well enough, however, and he is still depressed and feeling uninspired.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

In Paris, Mimmo and Franca are having a rough time getting by. But that doesn't stop Mimmo from wanting to have a good time. They don't agree on the right path to take.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

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Mimmo begins telling about his honeymoon, which was very short and simple and included his friends Riccardo and Rosi. A flashback takes us to the Modugno living room in Rome, where they all watch a little black and white TV where the famous presenter Mike Bongiorno is hosting a game show. Conversation turns to work and they talk about the future.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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Mimmo is describing the moment in which he and Franca take their relationship to another level and when he also finds the rhyme he'd been looking for in the song he'd been writing. Later, during the recording session of Vecchio frac, he finds out the censors have been at work and want him to change the lyrics.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico hears some tragic news on the radio and it inspires him to express his grief in a song: Vecchio frac (old tuxedo), which later became a hit. He shares his mourning and memories with Franca.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

This visit to Gramitto is a bit different from the others. Mimmo has a big surprise for Franca.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 2 - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Mimmo is very happy to be back in Italy, and with Franca. His next task is to audition for Gramitto in Milan.

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