2007 Documentary 54 mins
Italian with English subtitles
The Vespa: An Italian symbol of a fresh start at the end of World War II; a picture of optimism and of growing wealth; an emblem of the family; and the witness of many love stories.
Exactly 62 years after its arrival on the scene, the Vespa is still a cult object worldwide for young and old, a vehicle capable of changing its look while keeping its own familiar design. The Vespa, a ‘mere’ scooter, has remained in vogue for no less than six decades. Its story runs parallel with the history of Italy and Europe from the end of the war until present day, step by step with the social and cultural changes that have taken place in the last 60 years.
The story is narrated with the help of firsthand testimonials, exclusive interviews with those who first launched the Vespa on the market, designers of various models over the years, those who have analysed the Vespa phenomenon, as well as charming interviews with collectors and fans of Vespas worldwide.
This documentary was shot and will be screened digitally in aspect ratio 4:3. Due to the short length of the film there will be reduced ticket prices for this film. Please check with the cinema.
Director: Pippo Cappellano and Marina Cappabianca
Rating: Documentary exempt