Cesare Massano at the age of 93 years is chosen for a scientific mission in absence of gravity. Scanning his training as an astronaut (spaceman), between Turin and Cape Canaveral, his century-long life reveals, leading us through a touching human adventure.
Cesare Massano, who lives in Turin and is 95 years old, is an inventor. He was employed by FIAT in 1929; during the 62 years that he spent working in the firm he invented and patented all sorts of things, specializing in rolling stock and becoming one of the fathers of the Pendolino (tilting train). Each instant of his life is made by ingenuity. For every problem there is a solution.
Everything flows regularly in his life as a retired person until he is selected for a "space" mission in absence of gravity, taking off in 2007, April 28th, from the NASA base of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Cesare decided to be a guinea pig for a research experiment and took part in a series of parabolic flights simulating martian, lunar and total absence of gravity.
A prize awarded to his life, say his sons. A life marked by work and sacrifice, dictated by an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge.
Francesco Bordino e Alice Massano
Director of photography
Luca Gasparini (A.M.C.); Niccol? Bruna; Flylab Creative Media
Airportman - Ale Bavo - Ronin - Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo
Max Viale (Flylab Creative Media)
Flylab Creative Media (post-produzione)
Cast and characters
Cesare Massano e tutta la famiglia Massano
Flylab Creative Media
con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte e della Regione Piemonte (Piemonte Doc Film Fund
- Fondo regionale per il documentario - post produzione dicembre 2008)
Festival - markets - events
Colombrefilm (NiccolÃ² Bruna)