Blue Whale

Four boys living on the fringes of society plan a criminal act. Some do it out of necessity, while others seek fleeting gains. Disagreements between two brothers threaten to escalate the situation further. After all, one cannot expect wolves to find the path to self-control on their own.

  • Lorenzo Corvino
    WAX: We Are the X
  • Nicoletta Senzacqua
  • Claudia Contento
    The Great Beauty
  • Gianni Pezzolla
    Key Cast
    Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle
  • Michele Lobaccaro
    Key Cast
  • Leila Piccirilli
    Key Cast
  • Christian Ugenti
    Music By
    Blade Runner 2049
  • Mario Marrone
    Editing By
    WAX: We Are the X
  • Marco Tripodi
    Visual Effects By
    The Great Beauty
  • Margherita Leone
    Costume Design By
    Alice and the Land That Wonders
  • Lucia Longano
    Production Design By
  • Vincenzo Petroli
    Cinematography By
    L’uomo dal fiore in bocca
  • Azzurra Martino
    Casting By
    Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Blue Whale
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    64,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Sony VENICE 6K
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  • Not Yet Released / World Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Not Yet Released / World Premiere
Director Biography - Lorenzo Corvino

Bachelor's degree with honors, EU post-graduate scholarship in directing. Before his debut as a film director he was a planner, assistant director and made lots of “making of”, short films, commercials and videoclips. In 2016 he made his feature film directorial debut with "WAX: We Are the X", shot in France in collaboration with Rai Cinema. The film got prizes in London and in Houston, Texas. In 2017 Lorenzo Corvino was nominee for the David Di Donatello’s Best Debut Director.

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Director Statement

Blue Whale is a coming-of-age story that explores the tense hours leading up to an extraordinary event (the intention to derail a train) by employing individuals who make it easy for the audience to identify with them, namely non-professional actors taken from everyday life, real teenagers, real young adults. The mise-en-scène is dark, twilight-like, in contrast to the youthful age of the protagonists who should still be in the full light of their existence. The ending, in which there is a reversal of roles between perpetrators and victims, is intentionally ambiguous. It is up to the audience to choose the interpretation: optimists may see the ending as an extreme decision to prevent an even greater tragedy, while nihilists may see it as a personal, unscrupulous, even amoral act of revenge.