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Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 24 View Series View This Episode

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Before the prince leaves the gathering in a very melancholy mood, he tells Mimmo about a job. Mimmo gets the job, but has a hard time satisfying the director (who is a bit eccentric, it must be said). Franca comes to the theater to see Mimmo at a certain point, but it might not have been the right moment.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 23 View Series View This Episode

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At their meeting with the head of Curci music publishers in Milan, Riccardo and Mimmo dare to mention the word "contract." Once back in Rome, the Prince shows up at the artists' circle where Mimmo is having dinner.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 22 View Series View This Episode

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Franca's career is going nicely, and Mimmo decides that he'll do whatever they want him to: Sing, dance, act...

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 21 View Series View This Episode

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For the radio show, Mimmo sings a very sad song, based on a story he had read in the newspaper. Note: The images of the event may be disturbing. This broadcast was one of the last Mimmo and Franca would be doing, and they talk about the immediate future as they walk home.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 20 View Series View This Episode

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Franca was very skeptical about doing the broadcast with Mimmo, but ends up on the radio with him. There's one word to describe them: bravissimi! Remembering that these performances were live, not taped makes it all the more exciting to watch.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 19 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico can't wait to tell Franca about doing the show, but she won't take his calls, so he goes to see her in person.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 18 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico gets a big chance to sing for a celebrity, but it doesn't go the way he imagines. Palmieri keeps coming up with ideas for him, however.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 17 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico isn't very adept at keeping his emotions, including jealousy, in check, and at the dinner party, he allows them to get the better of him. But there are all kinds of people at that party, and they aren't all against him.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 16 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico keeps telling his story, fast-forwarding a bit, and focuses on when he got a new place to live with his friends helping him, and meeting up with Franca again.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Mimmo is discouraged about getting rejected at the radio station, and Riccardo gives him some criticism. Franca has a different opinion. The students get together to celebrate the end of their two-year program at the Experimental Center.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico gets a small role in a movie where he has to sing a child to sleep. He then tries his luck in a singing contest. He also seems to be getting some attention from some females...

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

De Sica is generous with Domenico. Later on, seated on the curb with his friend, Domenico borrows a guitar from a "blind" person nearby and sings a song he wrote.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico happens to get a glimpse of Vittorio De Sica himself and chases him down to ask him for a part.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico begins recounting his second (and best) year at the Experimental Center in Rome. One reason it was his best year is that he met a very special person.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

In the present, Domenico is describing his life in Rome to his audience. There are flashbacks to the reality of those times.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico gives a moving performance of one of his songs at the circolo (club), and meets Raimondo Lanza di Trabia, who is there with the actress/princess he had seen at the convent.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

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While the hopeful actors are waiting at the gates of Cinecittà for a bit part, a famous actor drives out and causes a stir. Back at the convent, Domenico sings a song about a cricket in love with the moon. If you want to hear the whole song sung by Modugno, check it out here.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico does his audition in front of the movie camera. Then he has to figure out how to make enough money to pay for his room and board. His new friend Riccardo gives him a couple of important tips.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico goes to the Experimental Center where there is a sea of candidates waiting their turns to go in and take the entrance exam. He meets a friendly guy named Riccardo Pazzaglia. He also meets a girl who is rather nervous and feeling insecure.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico gets on the pilgrimage bus to Rome and entertains his fellow passengers with a song. Don Antonio might have made different song choices... At the convent where the pilgrims are staying, Domenico makes friends with Father Mello.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

In Sicily, at one time, horses would work in the sulfur mines and slowly become blind. The story is told through a Sicilian ballad, sung by Domenico Modugno. Mimì's mother sits with him as he prepared his bags, but she struggles to understand why he would want to leave. See complete lyrics (in Sicilian) here.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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Domenico asks his cousin for some money to go to Rome, and goes to see the town priest to see if he can get a ride. But there is an emergency, and his priorities have to shift.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

Domenico tells his story to the audience, and to us, as he takes us back to when he was a youth. There was one movie theater in town, and he was always there.

Volare - La grande storia di Domenico Modugno - Ep. 1 - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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Italy

This biopic about Domenico Modugno, one of the most beloved Italian pop singers of all time, best known for his hit song, Volare, begins with a hymn to life. Enjoy!

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