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The Special Need

Year
2012
Country
Italy
Duration
82’
Director
Carlo Zoratti

Twenty-nine-year old Enea is "super-mega-duper smart and handsome," but he's also autistic. He has never had sex but really wants to, and there's nothing wrong with his body that should stand in his way. As Italy doesn’t offer any legal solution to his problem, Enea embarks on a road trip with his friends Carlo and Alex. They start out at an Austrian brothel, then try a Swiss "sex assistant," and finally decide to go to Hamburg and meet a group of German sex workers trained to deal with disabled clients. What started out as a quest for sex soon becomes a journey into Enea’s most intimate feelings and a way for his two friends to explore their own conceptions of love, friendship and freedom. The camera acts like a fly on the wall, capturing Enea's world and the trip with his friends in the spirit of a feel-good movie. But the film also shows how Enea is often forced to sit on the sidelines and watch as others satisfy their desires.

Production
DETAiLFILM, Henning Kamm, + 33153952442, kamm@detailfilm.de
Sales
Wide House, Clanet Anais, +33153952441, ac@widehouse.org, www.widehouse.org
Awards
2013 – Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig
Director
Carlo Zoratti

Carlo Zoratti was born in 1982. He graduated in interaction design at Turin University before moving to the Fabrica research center. He worked there for two years before becoming a freelance filmmaker and director. He has directed several music videos, short movies, the live show of the Italian pop star Jovanotti and funded the Italian web-tv channel Pronti Al Peggio. His experience varies from fiction to documentary. The Special Need is Carlo Zoratti’s first feature film.

Filmography

The Special Need (2013)

Big Hall
Kinopanorama
vul. Shota Rustaveli, 19
Saturday
22 March 2014
20:30
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
A World Not Ours
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A World Not Ours
Year
2012
Country
Lebanon, UAE, Great Britain
Director
Mahdi Fleifel
Duration
93
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Nepal Forever
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Nepal Forever
Year
2013
Country
Russia
Director
Aliona Polunina
Duration
90
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Sofia’s Last Ambulance
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Sofia’s Last Ambulance
Year
2012
Country
Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia
Director
Ilian Metev
Duration
75
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The Act of Killing
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The Act of Killing
Year
2012
Country
Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom
Director
Joshua Oppenheimer
Duration
122
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