Oscar dreams of escaping the grip of his father whom he helps collect scrap metal in unauthorised dumps in Sicily. Stanley, a Nigerian refugee, works as a farmhand to survive. In this intense film, Michele Pennetta offers these two beings, seemingly separated by everything, the possibility of a meeting that will reveal their condition, equivalent to that of prisoners on an island.
★★★★ "A rather beautiful docu-fictional piece from Italian film-maker Michele Pennetta, a very physical movie about poverty and loneliness" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Combining widescreen lyricism and neo-realist intimacy, this is a poignant reflection on the stark situation awaiting so many migrants who risk everything to reach a false paradise." - David Parkinson, Empire