XII 8 44

A man walking along the way to St.Anna di Stazzema, place of the massacre, feels and sees strange presences, that make him live the awful nazi massacre in which, on August the 12th in 1944, 560 civilians: women, children and elderly people, were slaughtered.

  • Diego Bonuccelli
    Director
  • Diego Bonuccelli
    Writer
  • Diego Bonuccelli
    Producer
  • Marco Bonuccelli
    Producer
  • Massimo Pasquini
    Key Cast
  • Alisya Crystal Tognocchi
    Key Cast
  • Robert Walter Colombini
    Key Cast
  • Maurizio David Bertozzi
    Composer
  • Valentina Baroni
    Assistant Director
  • Diego Bonuccelli
    Editing
  • Diego Bonuccelli
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    German, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    1080p HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35.1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Corti dei Fabbri
    Trieste
    Italy
    May 20, 2016
    Best Short Film
  • Valsusa Film Fest
    Torino
    Italy
    April 24, 2016
    Special Mention"Fare Memoria"
  • Etna Comics
    Catania
    Italy
    June 5, 2016
  • Lucca Film Festival
    Lucca
    Italy
    April 7, 2016
  • FI-PI-LI Horror Festival
    Livorno
    Italy
    April 23, 2016
Director Biography - Diego Bonuccelli

Diego Bonuccelli was born in Viareggio (Tuscany, Italy) on November 11, 1993. He studied at the University of Pisa. In 2013, at 19 years old, he directed two short films ("Super Carla" and “The Green Furies”). In 2014, at 20, he directed the short film “The Day of the Partisan” and made is directional debut in a feature film with “Welcome to Elderstorm”: a prison movie settled in the USA in 1913. In 2015, at 21, he directed the action/thriller “5 Maschere” and then a documentary short film called “Oldnanna”. In 2016 he directed the short “XII844” about the Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre of August 12, 1944.

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Director Statement

"XII844" faces a delicate and important matter such as the Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre of August 12, 1944. Reflecting on the effects it had on people who still bear the weight of those memories, in a world that daily perpetuates similar barbarity.