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by Isabella Sandri


Martina is a 14-year-old teenager who is growing up on the streets of a Rome suburb. She has a younger sister and her mother is a prostitute, her father is called Alì and has never acknowledged his paternity. Martina is also in the care of a young social worker. A slightly older boy called Sciù is in love with Martina but she refuses all contact. Martina and Sciù are nevertheless great friends and petty criminals.

international title: Animals Crossing the Road
original title: Animali che attraversano la strada
country: Italy
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Isabella Sandri
film run: 91'
release date: IT 04/05/2001
screenplay: Isabella Sandri, Giuseppe Gaudino, Heidrun Schleef
cast: Enrica Maria Modugno, Francesca Rallo, Salvatore Grasso, Andrea Renzi, Cristina Donadio, Antonio Pennarella, Antonella Stefanucci
cinematography by: Tarek Ben Abdallah
film editing: Rosella Mocci
art director: Alessandro Marrazzo
costumes designer: Elena Del Guerra
music: Epsilon Indi
producer: Giuseppe Gaudino
production: Gaundri Film, RAI Cinema
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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