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by Gianluca De Serio, Massimiliano De Serio


Like every night, Antò (9) says goodbye to his mother Angela as she sets off to go to work. The next morning Giuseppe, the husband of Angela and Anto’s father, receives an anonymous phone call telling him that his wife is unwell. When Giuseppe and Antò get to the hospital, they discover the awful truth: Angela died while working in the fields. In front of her body, Giuseppe makes his son a bizarre promise: one day, he will have his mother back. Now it is their turn to work with the other farmhands, and so they start a journey into a hard and violent microcosm.

international title: Una promessa
original title: Spaccapietre
country: Italy, France, Belgium
sales agent: Shellac
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Gianluca De Serio, Massimiliano De Serio
film run: 104'
release date: IT 17/09/2020, FR 14/10/2020
screenplay: Gianluca De Serio, Massimiliano De Serio
cast: Salvatore Esposito, Samuele Carrino, Licia Lanera, Antonella Carone, Giuseppe Loconsole, Vito Signorile
cinematography by: Antoine Héberlé
film editing: Stefano Cravero
art director: Giorgio Barullo
costumes designer: Angela Tomasicchio
music: Gatto Ciliegia contro Il Grande Freddo
producer: Alessandro Borrelli, Thomas Ordonneau
production: La Sarraz Pictures Srl, RAI Cinema, Shellac Sud, Take Five
backing: MiBACT (IT), Europa Creativa, Hopefulmonster/Fondazione Merz (IT), Cinéaxe (FR), Région Provence Alpes Côte D'azur (FR), CNC (FR), Tax Shelter (Gouvernement Fédéral De Belgique) (BE), Fondazione Apulia Film Commission (IT)
distributor: La Sarraz Distribuzione, Shellac Distribution

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