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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
Country Italy
Format HD
Runtime 20 min
Year 2012
Language Italian
Subtitles English
Genre Award-Winning, Drama, Live-Action, 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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