Director Enrico Maria Artale

Story Enrico Maria Artale, Luca Giordano, Alessandro Guida

Screenplay Enrico Maria Artale, Francesco Cenni, Luca Giordano


Stefania Rocca

Stefano Cassetti

Lorenzo Richelmy

Edoardo Pesce

Margherita Laterza

Pier Giorgio Bellocchio

Cinematography Francesco Di Giacomo

Editing Paolo Landolfi

Music Ronin (Warner Chappell Music Italiana, Radiofilmusica)

Set design  Laura Boni

Interior design Valeria Di Claudio

Costume design   Irene Amantini

Sound Fabio Conca, Paolo Giuliani, Giuliano Marcaccini

Still photographer Daniele Mosconi

Line producer  Elio Cecchin

Executive producer  Elisabetta Bruscolini

Produced by  Aurelio De Laurentiis e Luigi De Laurentiis

in cooperation with  Digipix, F.lli Cartocci

with the extraordinary contribution of Presidenza Del Consiglio Dei Ministri - Dipartimento della Gioventù e del Servizio Civile Nazionale

Film recognised as being of cultural interest, with contributions from MIBACT - Direzione Generale per il Cinema.

Distribution Filmauro

Duration 96’

Year 2013


Samuel (Lorenzo Richelmy) is a boy born and grown under difficult and violent conditions. Inserted in a program of rehabilitation near an agricultural farm he is submitted social Vincent (Stefano Cassetti) to the assistant, trainer of the local team of rugby managed by Teresa (Stefania Rocca). Vincent realizes the sporting potentialities of the boy and convinces him to try to venture him in frays, placed kicks and destinations. The first trainings are a failure. The tensions and the incomprehensions between Vincent and Samuel don’t decrease and the bond that the boy creates with Flavia (Margherita Laterza), daughter of the trainer, worsens the everything. Day after day, however, Samuel begins to understand that the sport can give him a possibility of ransom and a social life in the understanding among the teammates and in the love of Flavia. The game of the rugby assumes therefore a meaning that goes over the simple sport: it becomes metaphor of the life and the desire to return to hope.


Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia (2013) - Premio Francesco Pasinetti a Enrico Maria Artale, Premio Best Innovative Budget

Premio Kineo “Diamanti al cinema italiano” (2013) - Menzione speciale a Lorenzo Richelmy