Brief synopsis

Soaked to the skin, Costantino sinks into the haystack like old timber left on the shore by a stormy sea. Torrential rain has just put out the fire that in a single night ravaged Assandira, a farmstay deep in the woods of Sardinia. But the rain hasn’t quenched the pain, the endless remorse for the son lost to the flames, the son he was unable to save. The first to arrive are the carabinieri and the young investigating magistrate: Costantino tries to tell them what happened the previous night, to explain how it all began...



ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Gavino LeddaCostantino [L]
Anna König
Grete [L]
Marco ZuccaMario [L]
Corrado GiannettiGiudice Pestis [L]
Samuele MeiPeppe Bellu [SR]
Matthias BussKunstmaler [SR]
Timo JacobsWerner [SR]
Matthias LierDr. Wenzel [SR]
Karin NennemannMedico [SR]
Jana Julia Roth
Nicoletta [SR]


ColoristErcole Cosmi
Director of photographySandro Chessa
Costume designerSalvatore Aresu
DirectorSalvatore Mereu
EditorPaola Freddi
ProducerElisabetta Soddu
ProducerSalvatore Mereu
Production designerMarianna Sciveres
Production managerLaura BiaginiItaly
Production managerElisabetta Piliain Germany
ScreenwriterSalvatore Mereu
Literary sourceGiulio Angioni
Script translatorChristina GauglitzDrehbuchübersetzung IT - DE
Production sound mixerPiero Fancellu
Production sound mixerVincenzo Santo
Sound editorMarco Saitta
Sound editorFrancesco Albertelli
Sound editorMauro Eusepi

Production companies

Viacolvento [it]
RAI Cinema [it]

Distributing companies

Lucky Red S.r.l. [it]Italy (theatrical)
The Match Factory GmbH [de]International Sales


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Salvatore Mereu2020Venice Int' Film Festival - FEDIC Award [it]Special MentionWinner


2020ItalyVenice Film FestivalOut of Competition


Theatre releaseItalyWednesday, 09/09/2020
PremiereSunday, 06/09/2020Venice Film Festival [it]