Pure Hearts

by Roberto De Paolis

Pure Hearts


She is only seventeen, lives with her mother, a harsh and religious woman, and is about to take a vow of chastity before marriage. He is twenty-five, has a violent temper and a difficult past behind. He works as a security guard in a car park bordering a camp of Roma. Their unexpected meeting engenders a true sentiment, made of little stolen moments and mutual help. As their desire grows, Agnese is devastated by what she perceives as a betrayal of her ideals, and she takes an extreme decision in the hope of erasing her committed sin.


Studied at the London International Film School. He worked as a photographer showing his works all over Europe. He directed two short films, both presented at the Venice Film Festival. Bassa Marea in 2010 and Alice in 2011. He works as a video-artist for Nowness.com. Pure Hearts is his first feature film.


2017 Pure Hearts (Cuori Puri)
2011 Alice (short)
2010 Bassa Marea (short)


Selene Caramazza - Agnese
Simone Liberati - Stefano
Barbora Bobulova - Marta
Stefano Fresi - Don Luca
Edoardo Pesce - Lele
Antonella Attili - Angela
Federico Pacifici - Ettore
Isabella Delle Monache - Beatrice


director Roberto De Paolis
scriptwriters Luca Infascelli, Carlo Salsa, Greta Scicchitano, Roberto De Paolis
cinematographer Claudio Cofrancesco
editor Paola Freddi
music Emanuele De Raymondi
line producer Giorgio Gasparini
production design Rachele Meliadò
costume design Loredana Buscemi
sound designer Angelo Bonanni
producers Carla Altieri, Roberto De Paolis
production company Young Films with Rai Cinema

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 2.35:1 / 5.1
length 114 min.
original language Italian

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