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Matteo (9) builds a mask identical to the one of his hero: a wrestler of a roman suburb called The Tiger. Once the mask is on, Matteo never wants to take it off. What simply appears as a tantrum is in reality a call for help that nobody seems to hear.

Category Short film
Director Gabriele Mainetti
Format Full HD
Runtime 20 min
Production Year 2012
Language Italian
Subtitled Versions English
Country Italy
Genre Award-Winning, Drama, Oscar®


  • "Shortlist Nomination" 86. Academy Awards (category live-action short film) 2014
  • "Renault Award Best Int. Short Film" 22. Flickerfest Int'l Film Festival (2013)
  • "2nd Price for Best Short Film" 42. Giffoni Film Festival (2013)
  • David di Donatello Finalist (2012)
  • Silver Ribbon for Best Short Film Italy (2013)

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