One Step from Heaven 2
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Year: 2012
Format: 16x50'
Genre: Lighthearted crime
Language: Italian
Master: HD
Co-production: Lux Vide, Rai Fiction
One Step from Heaven 2
Synopsis

Terence Hill accompanies us once again on this new adventure in the role of Pietro. Our hero has made this place his mission, to defend life and nature. Our Chief forest Ranger must attempt to resolve even newer, mysterious cases, helping out our Neapolitan police chief who, despite the all the time now spent in the mountains since his transfer, certainly cannot be considered an expert mountaineer.

After having overcome the trauma of his wife’s death, Pietro meets someone in the first episode, an encounter that will mark his destiny in this new season. While riding his horse through the woods, he comes across the dying body of a young woman, Anya, who seems to remember nothing of her past. Pietro welcomes her into his home and the two become very close. Through this mysterious girl, Pietro learns of a shocking reality that eventually puts him into contact with unscrupulous men and even puts his life in jeopardy more than once. Dr. Emma is there to help him. She is a woman with a difficult past who will develop a very intense relationship with Pietro. 

Vincenzo and Silvia instead, who had both professed eternal love to one another at the end of the first series, prepare for the big step of marriage. Vicenzo is a traditionalist. Family and children represent a starting point for him, words Silvia is not accustomed to hearing… And to complicate things even more between the two of them, Tobias, a famous and very handsome ethologist, flies in on a hydroplane and lands on Braies Lake. Tobias has come to San Candido to help the forest rangers in a restocking project aimed at the bears in the Alto Adige region. And that’s not all…

During the series, even Vincenzo meets a girl with whom he empathizes greatly. Her name is Astrid and she’s the cousin of his kind and funny colleague, Huber. Astrid’s boyfriend has recently left her and she has left Milan, where she made an unsuccessful attempt of getting into fashion. Now she is back in San Candido. Astrid is a bit impulsive and confused. She often gets into trouble and needs Vicenzo’s advice, so she doesn’t find herself in unfortunate situations… 

And Giorgio and Chiara?

After his problems with the law, Giorgio wants to become a forest ranger, even though Pietro warns him of this very difficult and dangerous decision. Giorgio will stay with Assunta, Chiara’s aunt, in her alpine house. Giorgio and Chiara have already realized they love one another, but now need to learn to grow together.
Chiara’s best friend Miriam has just arrived in San Candido from the city as well. Miriam is very attractive, the opposite type of beauty than Chiara, who is definitely less comely. She is shrewd and determined and even sneaky and scheming to get what she wants. Chiara often confides in her about her problems with Giorgio and Miriam will take advantage of Chiara’s trust in her to sow confusion in Giorgio and Chiara’s relationship…

Following the success of the first series, another 16 episodes have been produced, set in the splendid scenery of the Alto Adige region. “One Step From Heaven” unites timeless Western-type heroes with comedy, drama, romance and friendship. And the distinction between man and the world of nature serves as an eternal backdrop for it all...

 

EPISODES SUMMARIES

EPISODE 1-2 - EASY PREY
The young children of the owner of a farmstead end up in the hospital after having been poisoned. The first suspects are the owner’s brothers and sisters, who are resentful over the fact that their eldest brother inherited the entire farm, according to the law of primogeniture....

Pietro is in the woods one day and finds a young woman in a state of shock. She speaks very few words in broken Italian and seems to have lost her memory. Pietro cares for her and something seems to blossom between them...
Meanwhile, Giorgio has returned to San Candido, where Chiara anxiously welcomes him alongside her friend Miriam, who seems to be immediately affected by Giorgio’s charm.
Vincenzo instead has decided that the time has come to take the big step and ask Silvia to marry him...

EPISODE 3 - THE STRENGTH OF BLOOD
A young woman from San Candido disappears in mysterious circumstances. It seems like a classic case of kidnapping, but in reality, the desperation of an ordinary family lies at the bottom of things...
 
Vincenzo asks Silvia to marry him, but she says she needs some time to think about it. Thanks to Huber, though, everyone in San Candido knew about the proposal and Vincenzo now has the bitter task of disappointing his friends’ expectations...
Meanwhile, Anya’s father shows up at Pietro’s house on the lake. The man has come to collect his daughter’s things and brings Pietro a new, important revelation...
Giorgio and Chiara, instead, experience their first few misunderstandings. While Giorgio begins to realize how difficult it is to take care of a blind girl, Chiara asserts her independence. She does not want a care taker...

EPISODE 4 - SEEDS OF JEALOUSY
The dead body of a mysterious young man is found during a clandestine rave held inside a World War II bunker hidden in the middle of the woods...

Giorgio is also at the rave. He had brought Miriam there without telling Chiara, but now he has a problem. If he wants to help out with the investigation, he needs to let out his secret. And when Chiara finds out, she isn’t one bit happy.
Meanwhile, Vincenzo is forced to put up with Tobias at their house, since he didn’t have anywhere else to stay. On the other hand, however, Vincenzo meets a mysterious young woman who seems to be very interested in him...
Pietro does everything in his power to track down Nikolay, the man who made himself out to be Anya’s father. Maybe he can find fingerprints on the bottle of grappa they shared…

EPISODE 5 - HUMAN INSTINCTS
A re-production of Otzi, the mummy of a prehistoric man found years ago frozen in the Alps, is on display in a museum near San Candido. The mummy, and some archeological findings, disappear at the inauguration of the exhibit and left in its place is the dead body of the archeologist who had organized the event...

Wedding preparations have begun. Silvio and Vincenzo have chosen their witnesses and Huber is organizing the bachelor party, which ends up taking an unexpected twist...
Chiara is still unable to forgive Giorgio for having gone to the rave without telling her. Giorgio instead is overcome with guilt for having cheated on her with Miriam...

EPISODE 6 - IN THE CLOUDS
A hot air balloon crashes and is found in the mountains of Val Pusteria. The pilot, a young father who just got separated from his wife, is found a few kilometers away in critical condition...

Pietro will not give up on Anya and decides to print “missing signs” with her picture, in search of information on her.
Silvia and Tobias need to go on a mission in the woods and will be alone for six days. Vincenzo tries to hide his jealousy the best he can. A conversation that he randomly hears on the radio, however, makes him fly into a rage...
Meanwhile, Giorgio, still consumed with guilt, continues to avoid Chiara, who begins thinking the problem is she won’t sleep with him...

EPISODE 7 - THE LEGEND OF THE FISHERMAN
One night, on Lake Braies, Pietro spots a boat in flames. Inside they find the burnt body of an expert fisherman from the area. Meanwhile, someone shot Huber while he was patrolling for speeders on the highway. Could the two incidents possibly be connected?

While Huber is in the hospital, he entrusts Vincenzo with his three daughters and Greta, a pig who is in every way a part of the family...
After Giorgio confesses his betrayal, Chiara and him are at each other’s throats. She can’t seem to forgive him. Meanwhile, Pietro and Roccia put up the missing signs of Anya all over town...
Meanwhile, financing has been received for an important mission in Alaska and Silvia is seriously thinking about going, with Tobias naturally...

EPISODE 8 - A FALSE START
During the Sky Marathon, a high altitude race, one of the participants disappears and is then found dead at the bottom of a ravine. The young man is the son of an important entrepreneur in the area...

Meanwhile, news has spread that Giorgio cheated on Chiara and Giorgio’s relationships with his friends become more and more strained...
Vincenzo has given Silvia an ultimatum- it’s either marriage or Alaska. Silvia doesn’t know what to do. For her, neither excludes the other. Even Huber tries to bring Silvia and Vincenzo closer together again, all while Tobias insists on leaving for Alaska as soon as possible...

EPISODE 9 - OUT OF THIS WORLD
When the old shepherd Gionata’s dog wanders into town, everyone knows something must have happened to its master. In fact, Gionata is found dead and Andrea, a young man who left his studies in order to become a shepherd alongside Gionata, accuses his father of the murder...

Vincenzo is depressed about Silvia’s trip to Alaska and Huber decides to get his spirits up by convincing him to go out with his cousin Astrid, an odd girl who dreams of making it big in the world of fashion...
Giorgio abandons his job and friends to go and live with Miriam, but now he needs to find a new job. Meanwhile, Chiara signs up for a cooking class. That’s where she meets Marco, a young man who seems to know just how to get on her good side...
Pietro, instead, encounters Carolina, a girl who says she knew Anya. Pietro hopes to get his hands on some important information...

EPISODE 10 - A NEW PATH
A severe weather alert brings the Forestry Corps on a difficult, high altitude mountain climb to rescue a group of climbers on an expedition. The guide, Sergio Minardi, is missing however and Stefan Arbaiten, the sponsor and head of the expedition, accuses him of having fled from the storm...

Even Giorgio meets Arbeiten, an adventurer and important entrepreneur. Giorgio immediately follows in his footsteps and gets involved in an ambitious but dangerous mission. Meanwhile, Astrid and Vincenzo continue to date, each trying to help the other forget about their ex-boyfriend and girlfriend...

EPISODE 11 - SILENT MUSIC
The famous violinist, Orlando Tagliavini, is found dead near the lake, not far from where he was supposed to hold a concert. Orlando’s brother Ludovico, an unsuccessful and envious musician, is the prime suspect…

Despite all of Chiara and Pietro’s attempts to persuade Giorgio against going, with Miriam’s encouragement, Giorgio embarks on the dangerous mission Arbeiten had proposed. In reality, he is full-aware he is jeopardizing his own safety...
The relationship between Vincenzo and Astrid gets deeper and closer with each passing day, even if Astrid continues to hope that sooner or later her ex-boyfriend will come back to her...

EPISODE 12 - AN EVIL SHADOW
On Saint Nicholas Eve, Robert, a husband and father, is attacked during the traditional Krampus masks show, which exhibits demonic masks typical of the Christmas tradition in the Alto Adige region. Meanwhile, news has it that an escaped prisoner is wandering around the area...

Giorgio leaves Miriam and goes to live with Pietro. The young man decides to give the entrance exam for the forestry corps another chance. But there doesn’t seem to be second chances with Chiara. She is becoming increasingly closer to Marco...
The relationship between Vincenzo and Astrid suddenly takes an unexpected twist. Their relationship becomes more “intimate”, even though they both continue to tell one another they only want to be friends...
Pietro, instead, runs into a mysterious young woman who urges him to start looking for information about Anya again, to uncover the truth...

EPISODE 13 - DANGLING LIVES
Fabio Badia, an ex-free climbing champion, is now limp after falling during a competition against his longtime adversary Mattia. When Mattia is found dead, all suspicion thus lies on Fabio, since he has always blamed Mattia for his accident...

Giorgio, in his attempt to win back Chiara, discovers that Marco isn’t who he seems to be. He tries to warn Chiara, but she thinks Giorgio is only jealous...
Meanwhile, Pietro tries to track down the mysterious girl with the same tattoo as Anya...
Silvia comes back to San Candido early, but things seem to have changed with Vincenzo. Also because now he has Astrid, even though Astrid, deep down, still hopes her ex-boyfriend will come back to her...

EPISODE 14 - THE ESCAPE
While riding his horse through the woods, Pietro finds an abandoned van. Inside is the dead body of Gabriel, the stable boy of a very wealthy family in the area...

Chiara discovers Marco’s true colors when he tries to force her to make love to him. It now seems that Chiara and Giorgio are ready to start from scratch, even if Chiara’s blindness seems to be an insurmountable obstacle for a peaceful relationship...
Silvia’s father falls ill and ends up in the hospital. It seems like just the occasion to bring her and Vincenzo closer together. But first, also due to Huber’s insistence, the police chief needs to clarify things with Astrid, who is now convinced she is his girlfriend. Meanwhile, however, Silvia finds out something that could change everything...
The investigation on Gabriel’s death sheds new light on Anya’s disappearance and gives Pietro an important lead- the key seems to be that mysterious girl who has already escaped him twice...

EPISODE 15-16  - I’LL SAVE YOU
Pietro manages to find Natasha, the mysterious girl who reminds him so much of Anya, in a brothel hidden in the back of Blauer Adler, an arcade in Austria. By the time the police break in, however, the girls have all disappeared and there is no trace of their clients. Their only clue is an agenda written in Cyrillic. Pietro tries to translate it with help from Emma...
Silvia is pregnant and must tell Vincenzo, now of all times, when things finally seem to be going well for them. But the surprises for the police chief don’t end there...

 

 

Cast
Terence Hill, Gaia Bermani Amaral, Enrico Ianniello, Katia Ricciarelli, Gabriele Rossi, Francesco Salvi, Gianmarco Pozzoli, Claudia Gaffuri, Alice Bellagamba, Raniero Monaco di Lapio, Miriam Leone
Crew
Directed by: Riccardo Donna, Salvatore Basile
Editing: Lorenzo Fanfani, Massimo Fiocchi
Dir. of Photography: Armando Buttafava Buonalloggi
Screenplay: Salvatore Basile, Luisa Cotta Ramosino, Francesca De Michelis, Mario Ruggeri, Andrea Valagussa
Original Music by: Andrea Guerra