Carlo Zoratti
The Special Need
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The Special Need

The Special Need

Carlo Zoratti

2013
84 min.
Italy and Germany
Italian and German
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

An Italian road movie that captures the spirit of neorealism and incorporates it into the documentary.

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Show
Direction
Carlo Zoratti
Sound
Andrea Blasetig, Lorenzo Dal Ri, Freddy Fleing, Tina Laschke, Torben Seemann, Timo Witthöft
Distribution
Wide House SARL
Production
Erica Barbiani, Fabian Gasmia, Henning Kamm
Screeplay
Carlo Zoratti, Cosimo Bizzarri
Edit
David Hartmann
DOP
Julián Elizalde
Music
Dario Moroldo
Synopsis

Enea is a 29 year old man with the usual needs of a man his age. What is not so common is his way of expressing those needs. Enena is autistic and he announces his sexual desire with neon lights, often misinterpreting the reactions of the girls he approaches on the street. He needs to learn that the woman that will say yes will probably not be the woman of his dreams. As he’s never experienced sex before, his best friends Carlo and Alex decide to help him and they set out on a journey throughout Europe where they will find far more than what they were looking for.

About the direction
Carlo Zoratti

Carlo Zoratti

Director

Carlo Zoratti graduated in interaction design at the Turin University before moving to Benetton’s re...

Awards and festivals

DocsBarcelona
Spain, 2014
Best Documentary Award, Trieste Film Festival
Italy, 2014
Festival del film Locarno
Switzerland, 2013
Golden Dove Award, Dok Leipzig
Germany, 2013
CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2013
IDFA
Netherlands, 2013
Carlo Zoratti
The Special Need
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Reviews

Finding a universal truth that makes it identifiable to all audiences, Zoratt's dramatically orchestrated feature is a sweet and beautiful portrait of a 29-year-old virgin.

— Nonfics

I was very touched by Enea.

— Film Threat
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