An epic miniseries about the great dream of Enrico Mattei to change the history of Italy.
Enrico Mattei was the first Italian in the post-war period to believe his country could play a key role in world affairs, and that belief cost him his life.
After WWII, Enrico Mattei is appointed Head of the National Oil Company (first AGIP and then ENI), and becomes a key player in the Italian economic miracle. He is the first to seek out direct contacts with the Middle East, thus breaking the long-established oil monopoly of the “Seven Sisters” which they can not accept. Mattei is now an international problem.
With the unwavering support of his wife Greta, who dreamed his own dreams, Mattei decides to make even more radical decisions: to stand by Algeria’s war of liberation; to challenge the power of the Mafia in Sicily.
However, the threats he has been receiving become tragically real and Mattei dies on October 27, 1962, when his private jet explodes on his way to an important meeting in Milan.
The dynamics of the accident are still a mystery…
A miniseries full of suspense, a journey into the intricacies of world politics and a great love story.