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1992: Berlusconi Rising

1992: Berlusconi Rising

10 Episodes

In 1992, Milan prosecutors launched the mani pulite investigation into Italy's political corruption. This series follows six people whose lives are intertwined by the scandal which contributed to the collapse of several major political parties.

1992: Berlusconi Rising
  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 1

    Episode 1

    The arrest of politician Mario Chiesa ignites a nationwide scandal: Italy's Tangentopoli. As the political fallout spreads across the country, we follow the intertwining lives and ambitions of six main characters, both the guilty and the innocent.

  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Showgirl Veronica Castello is on the verge of a big break, providing her with the fame that she craves. However, the Tangentopoli affair stops her TV career dead in its tracks. Pietro, a Gulf War veteran, takes on the challenge of politics.

  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Leo is passionate about the task entrusted to him by Dell'Utri: he must imagine the future ... but just as from his past he returns a danger from which he thought he had escaped.

  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Veronica's career is one step away from her big break.

  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 5

    Episode 5

    All of the protagonists are faced with a major reboot in their lives; some have to take a step back to get started anew, whereas others suddenly get more than they had even dared to hope for. How will they handle these changes?

  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Police officer Luca gets close to Bibi's projects for the powerful Mainaghi holding company. Meanwhile, ad man Leo undertakes a risky rise to power, while the entire country is shaken by a new and devastating attack at the hands of the Mafia.

  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 7

    Episode 7

    It's summertime and everything appears to be calm but in reality the old political establishment is hard at work on a major counterattack. Meanwhile, the main characters have to face the uneasy consequences of their ambitions.

  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 8

    Episode 8

    Prosecutor Antonio Di Pietro fears there's a wolf in the fold, as a spy is discovered within his Mani Pulite ("Clean Hands") investigation team. Adman Leo is close to fulfilling his political hopes and dreams, but he undergoes a crisis of faith.

  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 9

    Episode 9

    Police officer Luca is ready to put everything at risk to get his revenge; his position within the Mani Pulite task force is compromised. Rising political star Pietro has to change course in order to save his relationship with Veronica.

  • 1992: Berlusconi Rising: Episode 10

    Episode 10

    Di Pietro and the Mani Pulite team name Prime Minister Bettino Craxi as a prime suspect. Our six main characters are confronted with extreme choices. It all builds up to a final judgement day: he who is willing to pay the most terrible price wins.