Marina | 2013

Drama, Foreign
An Italian boy who is having a stern upbringing in a gloomy Belgian mining town seeks escape through music and love, very much against his stubborn father's wishes.


Production Company

Les Films du Fleuve

Production Company


Italy 1948. Ten-year-old Rocco is growing up in a gorgeous mountain hamlet in Calabria, until one day his father Salvatore decides to seek a better future for his family. The move to the greyish mining landscapes of Limburg, the icy winters, a foreign language and a strange culture all put a damper on the little Rocco's happiness. But still Rocco wants to be like other youngsters: become someone and have a purpose in life. Against his father's wish and better judgement, he seeks an escape through music and love. Rocco follows his heart and passion to fulfil his dream.