VITO AND THE OTHERS is the groundbreaking film which drew international attention to the problem of neglected youth and street crime in poverty-stricken Naples. The film”s opening moments are startling and deeply disturbing. A despairing Rosario has just murdered his wife and daughter at the dinner table on New Year”s Eve. Somehow, Vito quietly convinces his father to drop the gun, spare their lives and call the police. Placed in the custody of sexually abusive relatives, Vito is left free to roam the trash-strewn back streets of Naples where he and his friends engage in drug abuse, prostitution and petty crime. Ably acted by a large cast of nonprofessional street kids, VITO AND THE OTHERS is a heartrending portrait of innocents without a future. Continue reading →
Orphaned by the death of his mother, 12-year-old Net searches for a father he never knew. Based on real events and developed in a community workshop, “The Story of Net” is directed by directors Lasse Nielsen and Bancha Khemngeun, assisted only by Thai villagers with no previous acting or filmmaking experience. Continue reading →
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