By Andrea DE SICA


Thriller - Completed 2016

& Awards

Torino FF 2016
in competition
BIFFF Bruxelles International Fantastic Film Festival 2017
Orbit competition
Bolzano Film Festival 2017
in competition
Bari Film Festival 2017
in competition
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrea DE SICA
    • Producer(s)
    • Marta DONZELLI (Vivo film), Gregorio PAONESSA (Vivo film), Joseph ROUSCHOP (Tarantula), Valerie BOURNONVILLE (Tarantula)
    • Synopsis
    • 17 years-old Giulio is sent by his mother, who is leaving for a long work trip, to a boarding school for difficult offsprings of rich families. The boarding school is a sort of “golden prison”, isolated in the Alps, to which inadequate parents delegate the task of educating the ruling class of the future. In this cold and ghastly place the boys are cut off from everything, and even the use of cell phones and the internet is limited to a few minutes per day.
      Giulio’s class is in the hands of Mathias, a tutor who seems to understand the desires and fears of teenagers very well. Surviving to the strict rules of the boarding school is hard, but Giulio finds a good friend in Edoardo, who may be a little crazy, but who seems the smartest of all…
      The two boys become inseparable and together they find out that the strict security of the school becomes more relaxed at night. They start running away to a forbidden place in the middle of the woods, a night club where they meet Elena, a young prostitute whose destiny will be unforgettably linked to theirs. The night allows Giulio and Edoardo to be free and make new, disturbing experiences, but their trajectories are attracted by opposite polarities.
      Soon, however, reality interrupts this dream-like flow of nights which doesn’t seem to have an end. The boys find out that transgression is part of the educational program of the school and that their tutors know everything about the night club and their night escapades. Will the boys find a way to break away from the future that their families and the school are preparing for them?