Films 2009

Good morning Aman

by Claudio Noce / Italy 2009 / 103' / in competition

Cast and credits

Original title / Good morning Aman

English title / Good morning Aman

Director / Claudio Noce

Screenplay / Heidrun Schleef, Diego Ribon, Claudio Noce, in collaboration with Elisa Amoruso

Artistic collaboration / Francesca Coticoni

Cinematography / Michele D’Attanasio

Editing / Andrea Maguolo

Music / Valerio Vigliar

Sound / Mirko Perri

Cast / Valerio Mastandrea, Said Sabrie, Anita Caprioli

Production / Dodo Fiori for DNA Cinematografica, in collaboration with RaiCinema

Executive producers / Linda Vianello and Angelo Russo Russelli

Associated producer / Valerio Mastandrea for Relief Srl

Italian distribution / Cinecittà Luce

Formato / 35 mm, colore

Durata /103′


Aman, a 20 year-old Somali boy who grew up in Rome, works in a second-hand car store. Since he suffers from insomnia, during the night he is used to cruise through the Esquiline Hill streets, between the Termini Railway Station and Vittorio Emanuele Square. One of those nights, he secretly goes up to the balcony of an apartment building, and there he meets Terry, a 40 years old ex boxer with an obscure past. The two become friends and little by little this friendship turns into a strongly ambiguous relation. Terry uses the boy for his own purpose, but Aman, in turn, foresees in this relation a chance of social redemption.

The director

Claudio Noce was born in Rome in 1975. He started working as assistant director for films, commercials and video clips at a very young age. In 2003 he directed the short film Gas starring Elio Germano. His next work Aria won the Silver Ribbon and the David of Donatello Awards for the best short film of the year. With the documentary Aman e gli altri (2006) he participated at the Turin Film Festival and with the short film Adil e Yusuf at 64. Venice Film Festival.