In a gritty and gloomy village, detective Enzo Vitello becomes increasingly obsessed with tracking down the serial killer “Dostoyevsky”. The killer has a habit of leaving letters next to his victims’ bodies in which he describes their last moments. Seduced by the murderer’s nihilistic notes, and driven by his own inner demons, Vitello embarks on a correspondence with Dostoyevsky outside the knowledge of his investigative team. This exchange drives Vitello into the darker corners of his soul and forces him to confront a secret from his past – a secret that led him to abandon his daughter Ambra when she was a toddler. Vitello penetrates deep into the murderer’s head, but also opens the doors to his own thoughts and emotions. A gruelling game of cat and mouse develops.
by Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo
with Filippo Timi, Gabriel Montesi, Carlotta Gamba, Federico Vanni
Italy 2024 Italian 279’ Colour World premiere | Series


  • Filippo Timi (Enzo Vitello)
  • Gabriel Montesi (Fabio Bonocore)
  • Carlotta Gamba (Ambra Vitello)
  • Federico Vanni (Antonio Bonomolo)


Director Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo
Creator Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo
Screenplay Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo
Cinematography Matteo Cocco
Editing Walter Fasano
Music Michael Wall
Sound Antonio Barba
Production Design Roberto De Angelis
Costumes Luca Canfora, Elena Del Guerra
Make-Up Valentina Tomljanovic, Daniele Fiori
Casting Eleonora Barbiero, Gabriella Giannattasio, Davide Zurolo
Producers Marco Patrizi, Massimo Monachini
Executive Producers Nils Hartmann, Chiara Cucci, Arturo Paglia, Isabella Cocuzza, Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo

Produced by

Sky Studios

Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo

The twin brothers were born in Rome, Italy in 1988 and began filmmaking as completely self-taught artists. Together, they wrote and directed their debut feature film, Boys Cry, which screened in the Berlinale Panorama. They then collaborated on the screenplay for Dogman (directed by Matteo Garrone), published a book of poetry and another of photographs. Their second feature film, Bad Tales, screened in the Berlinale Competition were it won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay. Latin America was selected for the competition in Venice. In 2024 they directed their first music video for Kanye West’s “Talking / Once Again”. Dostoevskij is their first series.


2018 La terra dell’abbastanza (Boys Cry) 2020 Favolacce (Bad Tales) 2021 America Latina (Latin America) 2024 Dostoevskij (Dostoyevsky); series, 6 episodes

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024