The film, divided in three pictures with a different style of narrative, is the story of Giovanni Nicolini, called "el Nene". Nene lives in Daone valley. His life has been hard because he lost an right arm in 1944, and his wife died at a young age leaving him four children to feed. Hunting was his salvation and, although maimed, he has become a skillful hunter.
Ugo Slomp has been a director at Italy’s State broadcaster RAI since 1977; he is also a musician. After he had completed his classical studies, he went on to graduate in the oboe with top marks. He specialised in baroque music at the Accademie de Musique Ancienne di Clisson, France. He is also a music critic and an expert in the relationship between sound and image. He has made experimental videos for RAI, including Video ergo sum opus videothronica (1988) and Finale Rosso (1992). Among his films are El Nene, la morte della Valle (2006) and Alè, Bigia, Alè (2005).