a short film by Giacomo Sebastiani



Zheng is a lonely Chinese young man, who works in Italy since he was a child.  Even he has succeeded to stop from working in factories and consolidate his position he doesn’t feel fulfilled. In conflict with the working rigour and the desire to enter into contact with his peers, Zheng is going to be called to take a decision.

Director Statement

This film is centered on the growth path of a character left on the margins of his community. Zheng, young Chinese man, has left soon his studies and has worked since he was a kid.

Now that he has grown up, he manages the workers on behalf of his boss. If something goes wrong he can end up back to the factory. For this reason he has learned to be tough with the others, everything has to work smoothly. Zheng has not lived his youth.

He realizes it when he goes out by night and sees the young people having fun. He doesn’t have even a friend with whom to share those moments. This situation is unbearable for him. His duties isolate him from his own community.

He struggles between his tough image imposed by work and his urgent need of human contact. One excludes the other. Soon or later will come the moment to take a decision.


Director Giacomo Sebastiani

Producer/Producers Alejandro de la Fuente

Production Atacama film, Malfè film, Ouvert

DOP/ Cinematographer Giorgio Giannoccaro

Writer/Script Giacomo Sebastiani

Sound Matteo Valeri, Giovanni Corona

Editor Enrico Giovannone

Color Correction Fabrizio Conti

Music Key Cast (with pior credits)

Zheng Naiqiao, Xu Chuantao, Bian Minhao, Wang Juan, Chen Yurong


Country of Origin Italy Year 2020 Runtime 24’

Shooting Format Digital 2k Aspect Ratio 16:9

Color or b/n color Sound Stereo

Film Language Chinese mandarin

Subtitles English, italian

Producted by Atacama Film | Ouvert | Malfé Film

with the support of

Film Commission Torino Piemonte




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