Director: Stijn Coninx
Feature film  | B, F, I | 2013
118 min

47th Hof International Film Festival

Italy, 1948. Young Rocco is growing up in Calabria until his father Salvatore one day decides to leave for Belgium where he wants to earn money by working in the coal mines. Very soon he sends for his family. Rocco becomes a migrant overnight, with all the consequences this entails.

Rocco strives to be like his peers, he wants to have a purpose in life in prosper. Against his father’s wishes and better judgment he seeks an escape through music and love.

The story is based on the childhood memories of the Italian-Belgian singer Rocco Granata.