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Drama - Completed 2013

This story, set in the 1950s, concentrates on Rocco’s struggle trying to play music and win the girl of his dreams within a small, early multi-cultural community of miner-families.

& Awards

Guadalajara FICG 2015
International Feature
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
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    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stijn CONINX
    • Writer(s)
    • Rik D’HIET, Stijn CONINX
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter BOUCKAERT (Eyeworks)
    • Synopsis
    • Italy, 1948. Young Rocco is growing up in Calabria, until one day his father Salvatore decides to leave for Belgium, where he strives to earn a lot of money by working in coal mines. Very soon he sends for his family. Rocco becomes a migrant overnight, with all the consequences this entails. Rocco wants to be like other youngsters, become someone and have a purpose in life. Against his father’s wish and better judgment he seeks an escape through music and love. The amazing story is based on the childhood memories of the Italian-Belgian singer, Rocco Granata.
    • Partners & financing
    • Supported by: The Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Le Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de VOO, les Régions Wallonne et de Bruxelles-Capitale, the province of Limburg, the city of Genk, the belgian tax shelter for film financing, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Apulia Film Commission
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