written by Niccolò Falsetti, Francesco Turbanti, Tommaso Renzoni

directed by Niccolò Falsetti

black comedy / coming of age Italy

produced by dispàrte / Manetti bros. Film / Rai Cinema

Grosseto, late 2000s. Edoardo, Iacopo e Michele are the three young members of a punk band from Grosseto, a small and quiet town in the Tuscan Maremma. Tired of performing in cheap contexts like embarrassing local festivals, they finally have the opportunity to open for a popular hardcore American band: the Defense, one of their favourite bands.

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The day has come and the three are loading the last instruments on the car when they receive a call from the organisers: the concert fell through.

Edo, Iac and Miche don’t give up. If they can’t play with the Defense in Bologna, it means the Defense will come to Grosseto. Nevertheless, the small-town reality and the grotesque mentality of its inhabitants make things difficult, if not impossible.

The arrival of the band is inexorably sneaking up and, besides the doubtful turnout of the endeavour, their personal lives are on shaky ground as well. The risk is to lose something precious and irreplaceable that they have always been taking for granted: their strong and unique friendship.


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