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La terra dell’abbastanza

Boys Cry

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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.

Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo

Italy 2018



World premiere


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
Director of Photography
Paolo Carnera
Marco Spoletini
Toni Bruna
Maricetta Lombardo
Production Design
Paolo Bonfini
Massimo Cantini Parrini
Federico Meniconi
Gabriella Giannattasio, Davide Zurolo
Assistant Director
Fabio Simonelli
Production Manager
Dario Kubik
Executive Producer
Ivan D'Ambrosio
Agostino Saccà, Maria Grazia Saccà, Giuseppe Saccà
Rai Cinema Spa, Rom


Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo

Directing and writing duo Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo were born in Rome, Italy in 1988. They spent their childhood on the outskirts of Rome painting, writing poems and taking photographs. Without any formal film-making training, they have created video clips, films for television and the cinema as well as a theatre play. Their debut as feature film directors La terra dell’abbastanza (Boys Cry) is screening in Panorama.


2018 La terra dell'abbastanza

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Pepito Produzioni

World sales

The Match Factory