Those were the years in which the soundtrack modulated itself on the unmistakable rattle of the 56K modem between floppy disks, vhs videotapes and walkman. Years later those guys grew up and adapted to a hyper-technological world, made up of smartphones and apps, allies and at the same time irreplaceable chains at work, in free time and in personal relationships. There 56K generation is the protagonist of the new Netflix series, told (from 1 July in 8 episodes) with a continuous time jump between the end of the nineties and the present day, between Procida and Naples, between the childhood of the protagonists and their lives today . The result is a coming-of-age novel in a romantic and pop, technological and melancholic key, with a comedy figure that makes it a successful series thanks to the minimum standards that each series should respect: writing, acting, editing.
Produced by Cattleya and made in collaboration with The Jackal, 56K generation focuses on the story Daniel and Matilda (played by Angelo Spagnoletti and Cristina Cappelli in the adult version), two boys who knew each other from very young and fell in love as adults, and who are the symbol of a generation overwhelmed by the arrival of the internet at thresholds of adolescence. The web and social networks have upset our lives, love and work, the problem for all of us is being able to find what makes us feel good in the infinite sea of possibilities we have, overwhelmed by a confusion of desires and opportunities, between dreams of children and thirty-year-olds that mix.
«The two protagonists live a relationship that will revolutionize their world and will force them to come to terms with the past and with that purest and most true part of themselves that in opposite ways they have forgotten, against the background of a Naples different from that of the stereotype of Gomorrah, a daily and intimate Naples – reflects Angelo Spagnoletti -. Cell phones are now an extension of our bodies, the series asks questions about the society we live in, about the need not to experience this virtual hyper-connection in a passive and uncritical way. It is a warning for everyone not to suffer technology, to live it as a means and not as an end, to let our natural physiology dictate the times rather than the anxiety of losing something in this fast-flowing stream “.
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