Cinema Italy

Non Essere Cattivo


  • 8½ - Festa do Cinema Italiano 2016: Panorama
  • Cinema Italia - Israel 2016
  • Cinema Made in Italy - London 2016
  • David di Donatello 2016: Best Sound (Angelo Bonanni)
  • Göteborg Film Festival 2016: Italy in focus
  • ICFF Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2016
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016: Regained
  • Italian Film Festival in Scotland 2016
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016: Horizons
  • Los Angeles - Italia 2016
  • Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2016
  • Portland International Film Festival 2016
  • Semana de Cine Italiano - Buenos Aires 2016
  • AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival 2015: Presentations
  • Cinema Italian Style - Los Angeles 2015
  • Festival do Cinema Italiano no Brasil 2015
  • La Biennale di Venezia 2015: Fuori Concorso - Prize Francesco Pasinetti, Prize Nuovo Imaie Talent Award (Alessandro Borghi)
  • Mostra de Cinema Italià de Barcelona 2015
  • And an additional five film festivals


  • Date: October 08, 2016
  • Time: 07:30 PM
  • Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach
  • Address: 1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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About the Film

  • Duration: 1:40
  • Genre: Crime-Drama
  • Release: 2015
  • Director: Claudio Caligari
  • Music Director: Paolo Vivaldi, Alessandro Sartini
  • Editor: Mauro Bonanni
  • Screen Play: Claudio Caligari, Francesca Serafini, Giordano Meacci
  • Producer: Simone Isola, Valerio Mastandrea, Paolo Bogna, Pietro Valsecchi, Andrea Leone
  • Photography: Maurizio Calvesi
  • Stars: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Silvia D'Amico, Roberta Mattei, Valentino Campitelli, Giulia Greco

This film, selected as the Official Oscar Entry from Italy in 2015, tells the story of Vittorio and Cesare, two lifelong friends, almost brothers that grew up in a slum living of gimmicks, taking drugs, drinking and constantly involved in fist fights with other misfits like them. At home Cesare has a prematurely aged mother who takes care of a sick niece, whose mother died of AIDS. Vittorio instead seems to have no one in the world, and when he meets Linda sees in her a chance to build a normal life finding work and trying to involve Caesar, who in the meantime has fallen in love with Vivian, a desperate like him but full of desire to build a future. They were once called the “boys of life,” and we now see the modern version as we are transported to the ‘90s where life is seemingly more desperate and revolves around hedonism. It is a world a flood with money, powerful cars, nightclubs, synthetic drugs and cocaine. Victor and Cesare, in their early twenties, are on the prowl. Initiation into this lifestyle has a very high cost and Vittorio, to save himself, distances himself from Cesare, who is inexorably sinking. The bond that unites them is so strong that Vittorio really never abandons his friend, always hoping to be able to look to the future with new eyes. Together. Non Essere Cattivo is an excursion into the dark places not only in the Roman hinterland, but in the human soul and contemporary society, told through two borderline figures, one commendable for its willingness to get out of the quicksand of their condition, and the other pathetic for his structural inability to do so. In certain places and certain circumstances not to be bad, to quote the title, is not a choice, because to survive the violence and abuse that surrounds you have to pull out your worst nature.