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  • BEFORE THE BEATLES Alternative


The action takes place between Cervia and Ravenna in 1962/63, shortly before the Beatles revolutionized the world of pop music. Principal characters are two young friends, Sauro and Raoul, bank clerk and medical student respectively, but not of their own choosing. Sauro and Raoul attempt to make the transition from small town to big city, trying to create an identity for themselves by pursuing careers that they believe in - musical composer and journalist - instead of those chosen by their parents or imposed by the lack of possibilities in a small town. Sauro meets a friend just back from London, bringing to Italy the first record made by a revolutionary new group: The Beatles.

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