Maurizio is a headstrong little boy, who grew up living out a thousand solitary adventures by the creek, a small stream that is almost always dry, a place where people dump things that they no longer need. Maurizio has transformed that dumping ground into his own playground, and there, amongst the carcasses of cars turned into shelters and all the small and large treasures to be found, his dream of playing in the neighbourhood band develops.
The first person to which Maurizio confides his passion for music is his donkey friend Moses. Moses is always ready to advise and encourage him, the total opposite of N’Giulina, the hen who constantly teases him, magnifying his fears and painting his dreams as useless fantasies. Maurizio starts to take music lessons with other children in the local band, but is soon the only one left without a musical instrument. His mum Rosa does not want to buy him one: she sees music as yet another whim of a naughty child, a luxury that the family can not afford.
Between Moses’ good advice and N’Giulina’s teasing, his adventures multiply in search of the instrument. But Maurizio knows that in this situation he can’t make any mistakes: if he wants to realize his dream he must be determined until the end.
LUIGI LO CASCIO
MARIA GRAZIA CUCINOTTA
MARCELLO FONTE, PAOLO TRIPODI
MARCELLO FONTE, GIULIANO MINIATI, PAOLO TRIPODI
And supported by
MINISTERO DEI BENI E DELLE ATTIVITÀ CULTURALI E DEL TURISMO / DIREZIONE GENERALE CINEMA
Director of photography Claudio Cofrancesco
Editing Esmeralda Calabria
Editing assistant Marco Rizzo
Original soundtrack Valeri C. Faggioni
Sound design Piergiuseppe Fancellu
Line producer Giorgio Gasparini
Set design Bruno Melappioni
Costumes Chiara Nobile
Make up Giovanna Di Pasquale
Hair style Massimo Allinoro
Assistant director Giovanni Vaccarelli
Acting coach Danilo Nigrelli
Animation Michele Bernardi