La terra dell’abbastanza

Boys Cry
Mirko and Manolo spend their days at high school and their nights delivering pizzas. One night disaster strikes when a man steps in front of their car near the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The two lads flee the scene. Manolo’s father learns that the police suspect the dead man to have been involved in a feud between two rival mafia groups. It transpires that the Mafiosi, several of whom went to school with Manolo’s father, had in any case already singled out the deceased as a marked man. On account of this Manolo is given an introduction to the mob. He receives his first assignment – as a test. Mirko insists on accompanying him. Before long, Mirko in particular finds himself sucked into a maelstrom of violence, drugs and prostitution. Bit by bit, he becomes estranged from his girlfriend, his mother and even from Manolo, until the latter makes one final, desperate attempt to break away...
In their first feature-length film, directing brothers Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo have created a world of cold, inhospitable spaces. The outskirts of Rome become hell’s anteroom, where one false move can put your life on the line.
by Damiano & Fabio D'Innocenzo
with Andrea Carpenzano, Matteo Olivetti, Milena Mancini, Max Tortora, Giordano De Plano, Michela De Rossi, Walter Toschi, Luca Zingaretti
Italy 2018 Italian 96’


  • Andrea Carpenzano (Manolo)
  • Matteo Olivetti (Mirko)
  • Milena Mancini (Alessia)
  • Max Tortora (Danilo)
  • Giordano De Plano (Simone)
  • Michela De Rossi (Ambra)
  • Walter Toschi (Carmine)
  • Luca Zingaretti (Angelo)


Written and Directed by Damiano & Fabio D'Innocenzo
Cinematography Paolo Carnera
Editing Marco Spoletini
Music Toni Bruna
Sound Maricetta Lombardo
Production Design Paolo Bonfini
Costumes Massimo Cantini Parrini
Make-Up Federico Meniconi
Casting Gabriella Giannattasio, Davide Zurolo
Assistant Director Fabio Simonelli
Production Manager Dario Kubik
Executive Producer Ivan D'Ambrosio
Producers Agostino Saccà, Maria Grazia Saccà, Giuseppe Saccà
Co-Production Rai Cinema Spa Rom

Produced by

Pepito Produzioni

Fabio & Damiano D’Innocenzo

The directing and writing duo Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo were born in Rome, Italy in 1988. They spent their childhood on the outskirts of the city, painting, writing poetry and taking photographs. Without any formal filmmaking training, they have produced videos and films for television and the cinema as well as a theatre play. Their debut feature film, La terra dell’abbastanza, screened in the 2018 Panorama and won numerous awards including the Nastro D’Argento in three categories. In 2019, they published a poetry collection, “Mia madre è un’arma” (“My Mother is a Weapon”).


2018 La terra dell'abbastanza · La terra dell'abbastanza 2020 Favolacce (Bad Tales)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020