A film by Fabio Grassadonia , Antonio Piazza

2013 Italy, France - Drama


A henchman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate someone from a rival Mafia clan, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. When Salvo decides to spare her life, something extraordinary happens. From then on, these two beings - both haunted by the world they belong to - are linked together forever.

  • cast

    • Saleh Bakri (Salvo)
    • Sara Serraiocco (Rita)
    • Luigi Lo Cascio (Puleo)
    • Mario Pupella (the godfather)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Massimo Cristaldi (Cristaldi Pictures)
    • Fabrizio Mosca (Acaba produzioni)
    • Co-producers
    • Antoine de Clermont-Tonerre (MACT)
    • Raphael Berdugo (Cite Films)
    • Cinematographer
    • Daniele Cipri
    • Sound
    • Guillaume Sciama
    • Screenplay
    • Fabio Grassadonia
    • Antonio Piazza
    • Editor
    • Desideria Rayner
    • Production designer
    • Marco Dentici
    • Costume designer
    • Mariano Tufano

awards & nominations

  • Grand Prix Nespresso Critics' week Cannes 2013
  • Prix Revelation France 4 Critics' week Cannes 2013
  • FIPRESCI PRIZE of the International Jury Ljubljana festival
  • Best Debut at European Film Forum Lodz


screenings in festivals & markets +