The Pioneers



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A production: Fandango, Rai Cinema

Release: 2023

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 87 min

Country: Italy

Director: Luca Scivoletto
Screenplay: Eleonora Cimpanelli, Pierpaolo Pirone, Luca Scivoletto
D.O.P: Stefano Falivene
Editing: Alice Roffinengo
Scenography: Flaviano Barbarisi
Costumes: Alfonsina Lettieri
Music: Alessandro “Asso” Stefana e Luca Scivoletto

with Mattia Bonaventura, Francesco Cilia, Danilo Di Vita, Matilde Sofia Fazio, Peppino Mazzotta, Lorenza Indovina, Eleonora Danco
and Claudio Bigagli

In the Sicily of the late 1980s, Enrico Belfiore’s parents have a single passion: politics and the Italian Communist Party. Unlike his friend Renato, Enrico just dreams of being a “normal” boy. He therefore decides to run away from home, to take shelter with the inseparable Renato in the woods, where his friend intends to re-establish the “Pioneers of Italy,” a communist scout camp. They will be helped by new companions: Victor, the great, big bully who is the son of a Fascist-sympathizing construction worker; and Margherita, a determined Italian American girl who has run away from the nearby NATO base, with whom Enrico will fall in love. For the four of them, that summer will soon become a path of growth through which they will abandon their adolescence, bursting the bubble of certainties that had protected them until then.