The story of Joe, the story of little Hollywood! Joe is a young man who has earned respect in a district where only the law of the road counts. On the eve of an agreement to open a room with his Calabrian friend, Joe discovers he has a stomach cancer. The news does not upset him too much, however, he swears to spend those few months that remain any way he wishes. He no longer listens to anyone, not even the small Downs child Ugo, who accompanies him every morning to the bus stop, much less the his Calabrian friend who tries to open his eyes on the real intentions of his girlfriend. That toxic poisoner to whom Joe has given ownership of his store with the arrears of his mother’s pension, he persuades him to venture out on a robbery to cover the debts created by drug addiction. Joe carries out the robbery accompanied by two poor-minded thugs who repeatedly repeat to make that gun disappear in which they are exalted since they entered the car. But their brains are not bigger than the bullet in the barrel and things turn ugly. After six months in jail Joe is out again, but things are not like before. Salvatore Antonino, called “U dutturi” (the doctor) because he would diagnose all shortages of lead in the blood, is released from prison. In the neighborhood now everyone respects his nephew who seems to have taken the place of Joe. Paradoxically, this thing does not upset him, but the loss of his paralytic mother of half her body, well that consumes him inside. She abandoned herself to death after the arrest of her only child. The unbearable pain caused by the loss of the only woman who has spent her life hoping to lead him to a better future opens his eyes. Only now, for the first time, he can finally accept an aspect of his character that has always scared him; love. A feeling up until now suppressed because of fear of appearing ridiculous in the eyes of others. There is still one last outstanding account to close and in the neighborhood in the meantime it seems they have forgotten who Joe was. What happens from that moment onwards carves the story of Little Hollywood.
- INITIAL RELEASE : September 2021,
- DIRECTOR : Luca Fortino
- BUDGET : 1.5 Million USD.
- LANGUAGE : Italian, English, French
- BASED ON : A true story
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