The film, based on the homonymous story by Lisa Tetzner and Kurt Held, is set in the middle of
XIX century; it is inspired by events really happened to Canton Ticino’s population, forced by extreme poverty sell its own tender age children.
The purchasers handled these children as they were slaves, they were taken to Milan to work as
chimney sweep. Giorgio, a 13 years old guy main character of this sad story, will try, together with his friend Alfredo, to release himself in order to find a new life opportunity allowing them to escape a life full of poverty and pain.

  • Xavier Koller
  • Fritjof Hohagen, Klaus Richter
  • Enigma Film
  • Moritz Bleibtreu, Richy Müller, Waldemar Kobus
  • Ilaria Bassoli
  • Stefano Giovanazzi