Directors: Niccolò Falsetti & Francesco Turbanti
Year: 2022
Duration: 91 minutes
Language: Italian (sub DE, FR)

Edoardo, Iacopo and Michele are the three young members of a punk band from Grosseto, a small and quiet town in the Tuscan Maremma. Tired of performing in cheap contexts like embarrassing local festivals, they finally have the opportunity to open for a popular American punk hardcore band in Bologna, the Defense. While they are loading the last pieces of the equipment on the car, they receive a call from the organisers: the concert fell through. Edo, Iac and Miche don’t give up. The Americans scheduled a live in Italy and they don’t want to lose the opportunity of playing with such a band: if they can’t play with the Defense in Bologna, it means the Defense will come to Grosseto. In a rage, they call the manager of the American band and, surprisingly, they find themselves on the phone with the frontman of the band: Mark Higgins, their biggest idol. In a quivering voice, they suggest playing in their county town and, unexpectedly, they accept the offer: apparently, they can’t wait to visit one of the most authentic parts of Tuscany. The three buddies start setting up the concert, fired up and totally confident of being able to handle this challenge, even if they don’t have a rehearsal room anymore. Nevertheless, the small-town reality and the grotesque mentality of its inhabitants only make things harder, if not impossible: every single detail turns out into a giant and insurmountable problem. The arrival of the band is inexorably sneaking up and, besides the doubtful turnout of the endeavour, their personal lives are on shaky ground as well. The risk is to lose something precious and irreplaceable that they have always been taking for granted: their strong and unique friendship.