Is it possible to think of nothing? The absence of expression on Fausto’s face as he stands in front of his machine in the factory tells us that it is. When Ivan asks him the same thing it turns out that a thought has crept into his head: an extreme thought, dark, beyond human standards. It is this violent thought that is the origin of the encounter between Fausto and Ivan. In a remote valley eaten away by industrial towns, they are confronted with the impossibility of escape from their everyday existence. Beaudelaire's line "An oasis of horror in a desert of boredom!" is the starting point to describe the relationship between two men and the landscape they live in: a small industrial area in the Dolomites where the mountains can be prisons and where it is possible to cultivate extreme, dark thoughts, beyond human standards.
Born and raised in the Italian Dolomites area, near Belluno. He then graduated in Modern Languages and Literatures at La Sapienza University. He attended the Dffb – German Television Film Academy in Berlin. He currently lives and works in northern Italy. ALTRI CANNIBALI is his first feature film.
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