What adolescent has never dreamed of stepping onto a stage and displaying his or her talent?
Talent High School is the place where these dreams come true. Dancing, singing, acting and fashion are just some of the disciplines taught at this highly exclusive academy where no one needs to be “normal.”
However, they do need certain calling cards to gain access to it: attendance at equally exclusive schools, courses and experience overseas.
Even though she is an excellent dancer, Sofia is just the daughter of a mechanic on the city outskirts, virtually self-taught and, as a result, is not accepted at the Academy.
And so she pretends to be Allegra De Magistriis, the daughter of a Hollywood producer, born and raised among the spotlights and glitter and who just happens to be Sofia’s spitting image.
It isn’t easy lying, especially with people who were really born in that world. And, indeed, the one who discovers her secret in next to no time is Bart, a talented but unbearable dancer, son of a music producer, who is delighted to see the fake Allegra De Magistriis turn pale on finding her cover blown.
But Sofia refuses to allow herself to be intimidated. Because, in spite of his talent, Bart has a totally different passion: engines, the very things that Sofia has been surrounded by since she was a little girl!
Between one argument and the next, the two of them will form a pact, a (forced) collaboration that will bring them a little closer to the realization of their dreams.
Because, as everyone knows, strength lies in unity, even if it isn’t spontaneous!
Sofia/Allegra’s companions in this new adventure, apart from Bart, are Marion, the principal’s daughter, Greta, a rather extravagant aspiring writer, Greg, a potential fashion designer with the air of a nerd and De Blasi, an eccentric teacher.
Between dual identity and engines, choreography and bolts, Talent High School is a sparkling sitcom for young audiences
Genre: Live Action
Co-production: Lux Vide for De Agostini
|Bartolomeo Carolis (Bart)||Gianluca Vicari|
|Marion Minelli||Katsyarina Shulha|
|Gregorio Frattina (Greg)||Romolo Guerrieri|
|Greta Gironi||Emanuela Di Crosta|
|Silvio Perri||Francesco Salvi|
|Prof. De Blasi||Gianmarco Pozzoli|
|Directed By||Daniela Borsese|
|Director Of Photography||Marco Carosi|
After an entire year spent pretending to be Allegra De Magistriis, the day of reckoning has come for Sofia. In fact, De Magistriis in person comes to the night of the musical at the high school!
But instead of exposing Sofia as the false Allegra, De Magistris makes a pact with her. He will let her keep the “identity” and offers protection and a wardrobe more suitable to playing the part. In exchange, she must excel at school and in every dance competition she participates in.
By now Sofia decides the time has come to tell Daddy Sirio the truth…
The new school year presents some great challenges. Allegra and Bart are expected to participate in a dance competition, Bart, Marion and Greg will compete in a fashion show while Greta will be busy with a creative writing course.
Now that Bart has returned after successfully completing his internship at Ferrari, he must now undertake a new project- to develop and build and engine. He has one year to demonstrate his ability in order to earn a trial period working for a racing team, and none other than the Indianapolis Speedway team! Sirio is willing to let him work at his shop and use his tools to complete the project. The shop thus becomes his “laboratory” and once again, Sofia and Bart find themselves sharing their work space.
At the shop, the two of them go back to challenging one another and practicing the glissade, pas de chat, break dancing, hip hop…
Conflict is fueled once again- there is quarrelling, jealousy, pranks and a deep, hidden attraction to one another.
It won’t be easy at the beginning. The two of them broke up at the end of the first year of school and now they treat one another like strangers. But they finally give up and call it a truce…then, feelings are revived…
The surprises, however, don’t stop there. The biggest one of all shows up on the first day of school. It’s Patrick, a new student at Talent High School who’s ready to re-arrange all the cards, especially Bart’s.
He will be the one, in fact, who wins over Allegra’s heart and makes Bart jealous…
Patrick O’Connell is a 17 year old handsome young man who is admired and loved by all. He is from Dublin and has come to Talent High School for one year as an exchange student.
He’s cheerful, nice and is able to stun people with his smile and leaves the girls breathless (Allegra and Marion are the first).
He’s a DJ and is world renown, a real legend at the console!
Before becoming a successful DJ, he was a very promising young boxer who won International competitions. Yet his dreams were broken all too soon due to a serious injury that cost him his career. After the accident, he found the strength to start over thanks to this passion at the console.
Even though Sofia is forced to lie about her real identity, she is immediately won over by this sweet boy who never has too many problems and is always available. At least that’s what it seems…
Patrick is called to substitute Bart and participate with Allegra in the Dance Competition finals, but pulls out at the last minute, showing himself for who he really is- a cynical young man who has let life disappoint him and has lost the ability to believe in dreams!
Genre: Live Action
Co-production: Lux Vide
|Greta||Emanuela di Crosta|
|Professor De Blasi||Gianmarco Pozzoli|
|Directed By||Daniela Borsese|
|Dir. Of Photography||Marco Carosi|
|Original Music By||Audiofficina Sample|
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