This is the story of Alice (Alba Rohrwacher) and Mattia (Luca Marinelli), two lost souls that should have been destined to reign their lives alone. But who meet by chance when young, and through her persistence remain seemingly distant friends. Both suffer disillusionment from their families, through guilt and neglect, presenting scars that haunt them throughout their lives. Mattia (young: Vittorio Lomartire) presents himself an isolated being, filled with guilt for the loss of his sister, he scars his body in punishment; perhaps for the lack of association from his over protective, yet distant parents. Alice (young: Arianna Nastro) suffers a similar fate, a lone child, her father pushes her to grow to fast, using her as trophy display for his uninterested friends. While his wife fills her body with alcohol and silence, leaving Alice with no true affection or guidance. Alice is scared also, physically by an accident caused through neglect, and in her heart by a lack of acknowledgement and affection. She craves these, and seeks out Mattia, almost through an instant identification of their pains. It is through their friendship and quiet understanding that they begin to accept that forgiveness is possible.
Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Marinelli, Martina Albano