Rubare metri al cielo is the portrait of a metropolitan tribe, a sports community that is disrupting the climbing world and attracting more and more followers. Through the paradoxical story of a group of people for whom every surface is a climbing surface, including walls and cornices in towns, Rubare metri al cielo offers the opportunity to consider the obsession that drives man to confront the vertical dimension. The narration unwinds in three different parts: at the beginning the protagonist, Marzio Nardi, takes us through the most important moments in a rock life cycle; at the same time a series of interviews takes us inside the boulder clan, introducing its protagonists, their meeting places, common rituals and cultural background. From the exploration of the great mountain ranges (the discovery of the boulder) you pass to the conquest of the summits through increasingly difficult routes (the more and more extreme passages on the boulder following on, one from the other); after the conquering of lines thought to be impossible (many of them eventually succeeding on passages considered only for experts) you look for new challenges to overcome (the search for a new boulder to identify and conquer).
Enrico Verra lives and works in Turin. He graduated in history and criticism of cinema at the University of Turin. He attended the video-documentary school directed by Daniele Segre and Gianni Volpi. He began as assistant director with Davide Ferrario, Guido Chiesa, Daniele Segre and Bruno Bigoni. In 1991 he made his debut as director with Real Falchera F.C. for which he was awarded the Golden Seagull in Bellaria in the same year. In 1994 Il Sig. Rossi prese il fucile was awarded at the International Festival of Turin. In 1999 he received the European Academy Award, shorts section, with Benvenuto in San Salvario. In 2005 he made his first full-length film, Sotto il Sole Nero, which won first prize the same year at the 28th Festival du Film Italien Villerupt and at the 2nd Cimameriche Film Festival in Genoa, as well as receiving the prize for best direction at the 9th Festival Cinema Italiano Opere prime (for debut films), in Gallio (Vicenza), all in 2005. With Vivo film he made his latest documentary, Scemi di Guerra. La follia nelle trincee in 2008. His filmography as a director includes: La città che corre (2006), Sotto il sole nero (2005), Benvenuto in San Salvario, (1999), No man’s land (1995), il Sig. Rossi prese il fucile (1994) and Real Falchera (1991).