by Damiano D'Innocenzo and Fabio D'Innocenzo
Mirko and Manolo are best friends and live in the suburbs of Rome. They both live in poor conditions with their single parents, are still in school and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Together they share dreams of women, of sex and money, of a better life to come.
After killing a man in a hit-and-run one night, they get involved with the local mafia and their lives change dramatically. Soon they find themselves doing the dirty work for their new bosses and have fresh blood on their hands. But lured by the dreams of easy money and illusions of a thriving career, they fail to realize the consequences of their choice.
Life in the underworld becomes exceedingly tough and Mirko and Manolo soon disconnect from family and former friends as they engage on a downward spiral, a pathway towards darkness.
Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo (born in 1988) are Italian writers and directors. They spent their childhood in the outskirts of Rome painting, writing poems and shooting pictures. Without a formal training in filmmaking, BOYS CRY is their first feature film.
2018 - Boys Cry (La Terra Dell'abbastanza)
Andrea Carpenzano - Manolo
Matteo Olivetti - Mirko
Milena Mancini - Alessia
Max Tortora - Danilo
Luca Zingaretti - Angelo
directors Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo
story and screenplay D'Innocenzo Brothers
producers Agostino, Giuseppe e Maria Grazia Saccà
executive producer Ivan D'Ambrosio
cinematographer Paolo Carnera
music Toni Bruna
film editing Marco Spoletini
sound Maricetta Lombardo
costume design Massimo Cantini Parrini
production design Paolo Bonfini
casting Gabriella Giannattasio, Davide Zurolo
format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 96 min.
original language Italian
original title La terra dell'abbastanza