by Roberto Dordit

  • Film
  • Production year 2005
  • Length 93’ min.
  • Format 35mm


After a brilliant career as a fencer, Paolo works as a sports journalist for a local paper. A friend dies of a heart attack. He was an ex-champion like himself, and had become an entrepreneur like many in that rich province. Unexpectedly, Paolo learns that his dead friend has some shadows in his life. Even his death is unclear. For Paolo the search for the truth becomes an intrusion in a hostile but fascinating subtle world, an occasion for unusual meetings. Amongst the main actors there is also Leo, a ten year-old child affected by a form of autism, who indirectly, will help Paolo shed light on his friend Franz’s life and on the circumstances of his death.


Director Roberto Dordit
Subject Roberto Dordit
Screenplay Roberto Dordit con la collaborazione di Serena Brugnolo
Photography Tommaso Brunori Borgstromm
Musician Paolo Buonvino, Pasquale Laino
Art Director Beatrice Scarpato
Costume Designer Maria De Fornasari
Editor Luciana Pandolfelli
Sound Editor Daniela Bassani, Marzia Cordò
Sound Gianluca Costamagna
Organisation Patrizia Di Lenardo, Chiara Cordaro
Produced by Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano
Production Indigo Film in Collaboration with Rai Cinema and in collaboration with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission
Distribution Istituto Luce


Claudio Santamaria
Elio De Capitani
Fabrizia Sacchi
Michela Noonan
Diego Ribon
Giuseppe Battiston


Alma Prize for Best Screenplay and Sintonia Prize for Best Sound Track at The Festival Internaciònal de Cine de Cantabria.


Durban International Film Festival (Sud Africa)
Festival del Cinema Indipendente di Foggia
Pesaro Film Festival
Festival del Cinema indipendente di Barcellona
Festival Bimbi Belli
Taormina Film Festival
Premio Sergio Amidei
Costa Iblea Film Festival
Jeff Film Festival
Festival Internaciònal de Cine de Cantabria
Festival du Cinema Mediterraneen de Montpellier
Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt
Festival di Chieti
Credits not contractual

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