Marcello S. is a young sportsman, who plays rugby, loves football and has always followed passionately his beloved team: the Atalanta F.C.
One day his life is subject to a sudden swerve: a strong headache is a signal of something going in the wrong way. Hours later he was in the operating room to perform a brain surgery. Unfortunately, after the awakening from anesthesia doctors realize they have to go back to operate a further complication. From that moment on Marcello enters a coma and for 52 days mom Ines, dad Luigi, sister Carolina and his most trusted friends become partners of the medical staff at the neurosurgery ward of the Ospedale Maggiore di Bergamo (Main Hospital of Bergamo): the silence, the prayers, the long awaits in the hospital corridors become “pure energy” that tries to pull Marcello away from darkness, in order to give him back the joy for life that has always been with him, in the many foreign trips, in the sports activity...

And this energy (along with the doctors' irreplaceable skill) has produced the desired effect: a few hours after the anesthesist had told the parents his worry that Marcello would not be able to wake up again.... suddenly he exits the coma!
Since then the smiling has taken the place of sadness on the face of everyone involved in this painful experience which... today seems just like a bad dream!
Marcello had lost almost completely the use of the right half of his body and thanks to the love of his relatives (and to an exceptional program of rehabilitation) he now lives a normal life.

This film tells this story by involving its direct protagonists: Marcello, dad, mom, the sister, the
The style is sober, with a particular attention to details, to the spaces between words, to the therapists to be a message of faith to those who live similar experiences (on the line between desperation and abandonment) so that they may never lose hope and the meaning of life but... also think about the fragility of Man.

  • Alberto Nacci
  • Alberto Nacci
  • Alberto nacci
  • Marcello Salvi
    Key Cast
  • Luigi Salvi
    Key Cast
  • Ines Salvi
    Key Cast
  • Carolina Salvi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Pro Res 4:2:2
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Alberto Nacci
Director Statement

(art & culture documentaries, findustrial movies, videoart works):

Body and Sound #3 (2015, videoart)
Epifonia (2015, fiction - production)
Bergamo Iron People (2015, industrial video)
Body and Sound #2 (2015, videoart)
Self-Portrait of a Soul (2014, videoart)
Introduzione allo studio della Filosofia (2014, documentary)
Introduzione allo studio della Matematica (2014, documentary)
Body and Sound #1 (2014, videoart)
Il Giardino della Pace (2014, videoart)
Per un Sorriso in Più (2014, documentary)
Una Luce Bianca (2014, docu-film)
Ex Casema Montelungo: un recupero possibile (2014, documentary)
Isometrie, le geometrie generative di Pievani (2013, documentary)
Presentaat-Art (2013, documentary)
Handmade by Chris (2013, videoart)
Hands to Jill (2013, videoart)
La Rocca (2013 – industrial video)
Vitalfood (2013, Vitalfood-Italcanditi Spa – industrial video)
Filonero (2013, ajpstudio – videoart)
Lazzari SpA (2012, Lazzari SpA - findustrial video)
The Moving Company (2012, Cosberg SpA – industrial video)
Eppur si muove… (2012, Ferretti / Demco - findustrial video )
Rotary Club Sarnico e Valle Cavallina - Decennale 2002-2012 (2012, documentary)
Alberto Cima, regista (2012, Ass. Cult. Il Cavaliere Giallo, amici delle arti – documentary)
The Colours of Silence (2012, ajpstudio - documentary)
All'improvviso (2012 - ajpstudio - videoart)
Geometrie di Luce - Omaggio a Paolo Ghilardi (2012, ajpstudio - documentary)
Sculpted by the Wind - Homage to Franco Normanni (2011, ajpstudio - videoart)
LambSe 3 (2011, Lambrate-Segrate Scarl – industrial video)
La Notte Gialla di Bergamo (2011, ajpstudio – documentary)
Donare non ha confini... (2011, AVIS . spot)
The Perfect Machine (2011, ajpstudio - videoart)
Un Grande Giorno! (2011 - ajpstudio – industrial video)
LambSe 4 (2011, Lambrate-Segrate Scarl – industrial video
WiP work-in-progress (2010, CDC Cooperativa di Costruzioni - industrial video)
Tempio di Luce - Paolo Belloni, Chiesa a Dalmine (2010, ajpstudio - documentary)
LambSe 1 (2010, Lambrate-Segrate Scarl – industrial video)
Art and Silence (2010, ajpstudio - docu-film)
Fra la Terra e il Cielo - Mario Botta, Chiesa a Seriate (2010, Studio Botta - documentary)
SelfCare (2010, ajpstudio - videoart)
Silo (2010, Ferretti Spa - filmato industriale)
LambSe 2 (2010, Lambrate-Segrate Scarl – industrial video)
L’Arte della Calcografia (2009, ajpstudio - documentary)
Clusters (2009, ajpstudio - videoart)
Scandalo a Palazzo (2009, ajpstudio - documentary)
Philip Corner meets Eric Satie (2009, ajpstudio - documentary)
Quippe Dance (2009, Poligrafica - videoart)
The Moving Town (2008, SACBO - industrial video)
I Rifugi Antiaerei di Dalmine (2008, Comune di Dalmine - documentary)
The Colours of Black (2007, ajpstudio - videoart)
Il Museo Archeologico di Bergamo (2005, Amici del Museo Archeologico - documentary)
Fireworks (2005, Tenaris-Dalmine - industrial video)
Lunaria (2005, Tenaris-Dalmine - industrial video)
Ostinato (2005, Tenaris-Dalmine - industrial vide )
1936 (2005, Tenaris-Dalmine - industrial video)
Vie Tubi (2005, Tenaris-Dalmine - industrial video)
Vie d'Acqua (2005, Tenaris-Dalmine - industrial video)
T-Train (2005, Tenaris-Dalmine - industrial video)
Bagliori (2005, Tenaris-Dalmine - industrial video)
Scintille (2005, Tenaris-Dalmine - industrial video)
Kandinskij (2004, ajpstudio - videoart)
Personaggi in cerca di … protezione (2003, CNP Italia - didactic)

PUBLISHED (cd & dvd):

Rotary Club Sarnico e Valle Cavallina - Decennale 2002-2012 (dvd video – 2012)
Alberto Cima, regista (Ass. Cult. Il Cavaliere Giallo, amici delle arti – dvd video - 2012)
All’improvviso (dvd video - c/libro d’artista “lei dunque capirà” di Maura Cantamessa - 2012)
WiP - work in progress (libro fotografico + dvd video ATM-Comune di Milano – 2011)
The Moving Town (dvd video – AJP Records – 2009)
L’Arte della Calcografia (dvd video – AJP Records – 2009)
I Rifugi Antiaerei di Dalmine (dvd video – 2008)
The Colours of Black (dvd video - AJP Records – 2007)
Visioni (cofanetto con 3 opere sonore,cd - AJP Records - 2006)
Fireworks (dvd video - AJP Records – 2006)
World Fantasy – racconti in musica Chura e Marwe (cd - AJP Records – 2002)
Vox Party Vox Party (cd - AJP Records – 1999)
Alberto Nacci Lovers (cd - AJP Records - 1998)
Alberto Nacci Self-portrait of a sound (cd - AJP Records – 1998)
Sax Mobile feat. Pierre Favre Conserto (cd - Modern Times - 1996)
Giorgio Gaslini - Ensemble Mobile Jelly’s Back in Town (cd - Dischi della Quercia - 1996)
Alberto Nacci Brass Project Passing (cd - Splasc(h) Records - 1996)
Alberto Nacci The Path of Water (cd - Modern Times – 1996)
A.A.V.V. Sicilian Jazz Collection (vol.3) (cd - Splasc(h)Records - 1994)
Alberto Nacci Trio Kaos (cd - MAP Records – 1994)
Alberto Nacci Alma Project Colours (cd - Splasc(h)Records - 1992)
Alberto Nacci Alma Quartet Isola lontana (cd - Splasc(h)Records - 1990)
A.A.V.V. III Rassegna Jazz Franciacorta (LP - Jf Records - 1990)