The Stuff of Dreams

First Light

No Country for Young Men



Marco, a young, cynical and ambitious lawyer, lives in Bari with his companion, Martina, and their 8 year old son, Mateo. Martina is from South America and moved to Italy after meeting Marco. Our story begins when their relationship is almost over. Martina yearns to go back to her country with Mateo, but Marco cannot accept this as he is not willing to lose the deep bond he has with his son.

After several anguished episodes, Martina decides to run away with Mateo and they vanish without a trace. Time begins to weigh heavily on Marco. He has been completely cut off from his son and, driven by distress and confusion, decides to go look for him. Once in South America, Marco ends up in an incomprehensible metropolis of 6 million indifferent people. After an interminable and vain search it appears that Martina and Mateo really have disappeared into thin air, but…

…The First Light recounts how heartrending separation can be, and how the strength of fatherly love can overcome all obstacles.


Directed by Vincenzo Marra

Production: Isabella Cocuzza & Arturo Paglia per PACO CINEMATOGRAFICA

Executive Producer: Mario Mazzarotto

Production Delegate: Massimo Monachini

Distributor (Italy): Bim Distribuzione –

Italian Release Date:  September 24, 2015

International Sales: Recreation Media –

Artistic Cast:

Riccardo Scamarcio

Daniela Ramirez

Luis Gnecco

Alejandro Goic

Technical Cast:

Director of Photography: Maura Morales Bergmann

Production Designers: Maria Teresa Padula – Angela Torti

Costume Designers : Eva Palmisani – Carolina Norero

Sound Editor: Daniele Marianello

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