16/1 | 17:00 | Boys Cry

Damiano D'Innocenzo & Fabio D'Innocenzo


Mirko and Manolo are best friends from the suburbs of Rome. They both live in poor conditions with their single parents, still go to school and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Together they share dreams of women, of sex and money, of a better life to come.

After killing a man in a hit-and-run one night, they get involved with the local mafia and their lives change dramatically. Soon they find themselves doing the dirty work for their new bosses and have fresh blood on their hands. But lured by the dreams of easy money and illusions of a thriving career, they fail to realize the consequences of their choice. Life in the underworld becomes exceedingly tough and Mirko and Manolo soon disconnect from family and former friends as they engage on a downward spiral, a pathway towards darkness.

Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo

Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo

Director of Photography
Paolo Carnera

Film Editing
Marco Spoletini

Agostino Saccà , Giuseppe Saccà, Maria Grazia Saccà 

Production Companies
Pepito Produzioni, Rai Cinema, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (MiBACT), Regione Lazio

Andrea Carpenzano, Matteo Olivetti, Milena Mancini, Max Tortora, Luca Zingaretti



Damiano D'Innocenzo & Fabio D'Innocenzo
Director's Biography
Damiano D'Innocenzo & Fabio D'Innocenzo

Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo, born in 1988, are Italian writers and directors. They spent their childhood on the outskirts of Rome painting, writing poems and shooting pictures. Without a formal training in filmmaking, Boys Cry (2018) is their first feature film.