Boys Cry (La terra dell'abbastanza)


Vogue Theatre Sun, Dec 2, 2018 2:15 PM
Film Info
Running Time:95 min.
Director:Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo
Producer:Pepito Produzioni
Rai Cinema
supported by MiBACT
Screenwriter:Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo
Cinematographer:Paolo Carnera
Editor:Marco Spoletini
Music:Toni Bruna
Cast:Andrea Carpenzano
Matteo Olivetti
Milena Mancini
Max Tortora
Luca Zingaretti
Demetra Bellina
Michela De Rossi


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Matteo Olivetti and Andrea Carpenzano turn in stellar performances as Mirko and Manolo, best friends who live with their single parents in a tough neighborhood of a Roman suburb. They are still in school, training to be caterers or barmen or something useful, and making minimum wage delivering pizzas. An accident sets off a chain of events, propelling them from good-natured, roughhousing buddies to thugs on the bottom rung of the local gang’s ladder, facing increasingly difficult choices. Their new level of income and what it buys is intoxicating at first; they share dreams of women and clothes and fancy sneakers. Manolo’s father helps them on the road to illegal activities and takes pride in his son’s new position; while Mirko’s mother suffers as she watches the son she loves slip away into a murky world of crime and immorality. The Innocenzo Brothers’ tale of two young men with few economic choices is nuanced and riveting.

Additional Information

Damiano D'Innocenzo and Fabio D'Innocenzo spent their childhoods on the outskirts of Rome painting, writing poems, and taking photographs. Without any formal training, they have created video clips and films for television and cinema as well as theatre plays. Boys Cry (La terra dell'abbastanza), their feature film debut, was presented at the 68th Berlinale within the Panorama section and it won the 2018 Nastro d'Argento Award as Best First Time Directors.