Pietro Mennea: La freccia del Sud

Production by Casanova Multimedia, Rai Fiction

Directed by Ricky Tognazzi

Pietro Mennea - La freccia del Sud is an Italian television miniseries, broadcast on March 29 and 30, 2015, during prime time, on Rai 1, conceived and directed by Ricky Tognazzi, based on the life of the Olympic athlete Pietro Mennea ( 1952- 2013 ), based on the book La grande corsa of the same Mennea and with the advice of Manuela Olivieri , Carlo Vittori and Gianni Minà.

Just before the semifinals of the 100 meter dash to Moscow in 1980, Pietro Mennea recalls his career to date: the beginning with the AVIS Barletta, the first national race in Termoli which arouses the interest of Carlo Vittori, the tough workouts in Formia, the bronze of Monaco 1972 followed by the massacre of Israeli athletes, the disappointment of Montréal 1976, the world record of 200 m planes, the love for Manuela. The southern arrow is eliminated, but will find the strength to win the 200 meters.