A tribute to the great pop music of Alan Sorrenti
“A milestone in Italian musical cinema” (Marco Giusti)
Figlio delle stelle (re-released as Tu sei l’unica donna per me), the first film by the Vanzina brothers (who would then take a completely different direction), should be loved for what it is: a tribute to the great pop music of Alan Sorrenti. The singer, already a minor presence on the Italian progressive rock scene with his highly experimental sound, experienced his big breakthrough in 1977 with an album that featured the song Figli delle stelle, one of the biggest selling singles in the history of the Italian charts. A success repeated two years later with the song Tu sei l’unica donna per me, ensuring Sorrenti’s star status. As was customary in the heyday of the musicarello genre, his success resulted in a made-to-measure film recounting the story of a pop singer and his love interest (here played by Jennifer, the French queen of pop at the time), complete with performances of a number of songs to keep the fans happy. Back then, it didn’t seem to work very well, however, time can play strange games: more recently, renowned critic Marco Giusti has even stated that it is a “Highly cult film. A milestone in Italian musical cinema.”
Daniel has only recently started out on a singing career but already seems destined for success. During a concert he collapses on stage. While recuperating on the Romagna coastline, he falls in love with the daughter of the owner of the hotel in which he is staying. Meanwhile, his manager has the idea of announcing his death to generate publicity. Daniel wants to quit, but his talent is too great. Love will help him out.