Short Films Competition | 14 min | 2019


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About the Film

Giuseppe is a good-looking young man who is missing a hand. He is somewhat socially awkward, but extremely sweet and polite. One day, he meets the beautiful Viola, an outgoing young woman who strikes up a conversation with him and asks for his help hanging a message on the message board. Giuseppe decides to hide his condition, and takes it up a notch by pretending to be a pianist. The Nutcatcher will premiere in the 4th edition of the I Love Gai competition, which takes place during the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

Film Info

Section Short Films Competition
Year 2019
Length 14 min
Language Italian with subtitles in English
Country Italy
Premiere International Premiere

Film Credits

Director Domenico Modafferi
Screenplay Domenico Modafferi, Giovanni Grandoni
Cinematography Fabio Paolucci
Music Debussy, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Editing Matteo Serman
Producer Barbara Simone Roberti, Domenico Modafferi
Production Company À bout de film, Toast Film
Sound Design
Sound Simone Lucarella, Gianluca Gasparrini
Cast Camilla Semino Favro, Pierpaolo Spollon, Giuseppe Cantore

Film Contacts

Directed by: Domenico Modafferi