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by Daniele Ciprì


Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". But they own a luxury black Volvo car. The wonder was bought with "Serenella's money", the compensation which they received following the death of their child, caught e in the middle of a shootout between mafia gangsters. But Tancredi, the son, went out with his girlfriend and has injured the car door. It does not seem a serious damage, but the father assaulted his son with violence, and the young boy, to defend himself, killed him. A hyper-realistic, surreal, metaphysical noir.

international title: It Was the Son
original title: E' stato il figlio
country: Italy
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Daniele Ciprì
release date: IT 14/09/2012, FR 12/2012
screenplay: Daniele Ciprì, Massimo Gaudioso
cast: Toni Servillo, Giselda Volodi, Alfredo Castro, Aurora Quattrocchi, Benedetto Raneli, Fabrizio Falco
cinematography by: Daniele Ciprì
film editing: Francesca Calvelli
art director: Marco Dentici
costumes designer: Grazia Colombini
music: Paolo Mei, Cesare Basile, John Bonnar
producer: Alessandra Acciai, Giorgio Magliulo, Luciano Stella
production: Passione Produzioni, RAI Cinema, Palomar, Babe Films
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per il cinema
distributor: Fandango Distribuzione, Bellissima Films
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