Zheng is a lonely Chinese young man, who works in Italy since he was a child. Even he has succeeded to stop from working in factories and consolidate his position he doesn’t feel fulfilled. In conflict with the working rigour and the desire to enter into contact with his peers, Zheng is going to be called to take a decision.

This film is centered on the growth path of a character left on the margins of his community. Zheng, young Chinese man, has left soon his studies and has worked since he was a kid. Now that he has grown up, he manages the workers on behalf of his boss. If something goes wrong he can end up back to the factory. For this reason he has learned to be tough with the others, everything has to work smoothly. Zheng has not lived his youth. He realizes it when he goes out by night and sees the young people having fun. He doesn’t have even a friend with whom to share those moments. This situation is unbearable for him. His duties isolate him from his own community. He struggles between his tough image imposed by work and his urgent need of human contact. One excludes the other. Soon or later will come the moment to take a decision.

Director of photography
Giorgio Giannoccaro
Altri credits

Alejandro de la Fuente (Story Editor); Fabrizio Conti (Color Correction)

Cast and characters

Zheng Naiqiao, Xu Chuantao, Bian Minhao, Wang Juan, Chen Yurong

Alejandro De La Fuente
con il sostegno della Film Commission Torino Piemonte - Short Film Fund
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Un Festival C’est Trop Court 20a edizione (Nizza, FR, ottobre 2020); Ningbo Short Film Festival (Cina, ottobre 2020); Izmir international Short Film Festival (Turchia, novembre 2020); Lublin Film Festival (Polonia, novembre 2020); Rome Independent Film Festival - RIFF (Italia, novembre 2020 vincitore del premio Miglior CortometraggioTampere Film Festival (Finlandia, marzo 2021); Corto Dorico Film Festival (Italia, marzo 2021) vincitore del Premio Nie Wiem al miglior cortometraggio per impegno sociale e del Premio Cgs Acec - Sentieri di CinemaGlocal Film Festival Spazio Piemonte (Italia, marzo 2021) vincitore del Premio O.D.S. al Miglior Attore ProtagonistaUmbria Film Festival - AmarCorti (Italia, giugno 2021); DeadCenter Film Festival - The Human Condition (U.S.A., giugno 2021); Ischia Film Festival (Italia, giugno/luglio 2021); River Film Festival (Italia, luglio 2021); Reggio Calabria Film Festival - MillenniaMovie (Italia, luglio 2021); Social World Film Festival (Italia, luglio 2021); Lucania Film Festival (Italia, agosto 2021) vincnitore del Premio ai due Miglior Attori ProtagonistiKino Otok - Isola Cinema International Film Festival (Slovenia, agosto 2021); TIFF ODA - Tetova International Film Festival (Macedonia, agosto/settembre 2021); Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival (Ungheria, settembre 2021); Job Film Days (Itaklia, settembre 2021) vincitore del Premio Job for the Future JFDProvinziale Filmfest Eberswalde (Germania, ottobre 2021) vincitore del Premio Speciale della GiuriaVisioni Italiane (Italia, ottobre 2021) vincnitore del Premio Pelliconi come Miglior Film.

Last update: 01 March 2023