Il Buco

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During the economic boom of the 1960s, Europe’s highest building is being built in Italy’s prosperous North. At the other end of the country, young speleologists explore Europe’s deepest cave in the untouched Calabrian hinterland. The bottom of the Bifurto Abyss, 700 meters below Earth, is reached for the first time. The intruders’ venture goes unnoticed by the inhabitants of a small neighbouring village, but not by the old shepherd of the Pollino plateau whose solitary life begins to interweave with the group’s journey. IL BUCO chronicles a visit through unknown depths of life and nature and parallels two great voyages to the interior.
Genre: Drama

Production Details

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Writers: Michelangelo Frammartino, Giovanna Giuliani
Marco Serrecchia, Michelangelo Frammartino, Philippe Bober
Cinematographer: Renato Berta
Editor: Benni Atria
Cast: Paolo Cossi, Jacopo Elia, Denise Trombin, Nicola Lanza

Technical Details

Length: 1hr 33mins
Certificate: TBC
Format: TBC
Language: Italian


Date: June 2022


  • Best Film, Best Camera Operator and Special Jury Prize (Venice Film Festival, 2021)

Distributor: New Wave Films