Opened in Rome in the early 1980s, “Corviale” is the largest residence building in Europe, hosting some 1,200 apartments within a total length of one kilometre. Corviale was inspired by Le Corbusier and the principles of the “Ideal City”, yet it failed even before opening.
Resident friends Massimo, a former drug-addict and criminal; and Alessandro, an artist, decide to set up an association for “handcraft and arts” to provide hope for youngsters and unemployed in the area. Their dream must face personal and public challenges, with outbreaks of joy and sadness. Despite their condition, they face reality with pride and a tremendous sense of humour, as their ancestors that starred in neorealist films.