Italo Disco. The sparkling sound of the 80s

Germany/Italy 2021 – 62′, 52′, 43′

Italo Disco. The sparkling sound of the 80s immerses the audience in a musical universe of an era.

An era where millions of young Europeans would let loose to a wild beat of music made with synthetic and captivating melodies, more or less weird English lyrics, electronic rhythms and visionary music videos.

They were cybernetic tracks fueled by hopes and dreams of the young musicians, who were capable of releasing mind-blowing pop, and always moving between trash and brilliance.

It was the world of Italo Disco: born in Italy, reinforced in Germany, that made the whole planet dance.
By telling the birth and development of a music genre with many souls, this documentary analyzes the creative, productive and business aspects of what was a music industry and social phenomenon.

By doing an in depth archive research with interviews to artists and leading personalities of that time.

Pulsing to the engaging rhythm of tracks of that era, as well as revealing lesser-known cult songs unknown to the general public, Italo Disco. The sparkling sound of the 80s takes the viewer on a journey of discovery of a sound that is as commercial as it is futuristic.

The sound of an era often told but not always understood.

A film by Alessandro Melazzini.


  • Michelangelo and Carmelo La Bionda
  • Sabrina Salerno
  • Savage
  • Johnson Righeira
  • Pierluigi Giombini
  • Linda Jo Rizzo
  • Daniele Baldelli
  • DJ Hell
  • Mathias Modica
  • Claudio Casalini 
  • Flemming Dalum
  • Ivo Stefano Germano
  • Christa Mikulski
  • Eckhart Schmidt


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