Cast and credits
Original title / Là-bas: educazione criminale
English title / Là-bas: a criminal education
Director / Guido Lombardi
Screenplay / Guido Lombardi
Cinematography / Francesca Amitrano
Editing / Annalisa Forgione, Giuseppe Leonetti
Music / Giordano Balzano
Sound / Davide Mastropaolo, Leandro Sorrentino
Costumes / Francesca Balzano
Art direction / Maica Rotondo
Cast / Kader Alassane (Yssouf), Moussa Mone (Moses), Ester (Suad), Billy Serigne Faye (Germain), Fatima Traore (Asetu), Alassane Doulougou (Idris), Salvatore Ruocco (member of the Camorra), Franco Caiazzo (Zi Peppe), Gaetano Di Vaio (carwash manager), Marco Mario De Notaris (surgeon)
Executive producer / Gennaro Fasolino
Producers / Dario Formisano, Gaetano Di Vaio, Dario Formisano, Gianluca Curti
Italian distribution / Cinecittà Luce
Format / DCP, colour, 1:2.35
Runtime / 100'
Castel Volturno, 30 km from Naples. A Camorra commando breaks into a tailor’s shop managed by African immigrants, wildly shooting and killing six black men. Yssouf, a young immigrant, thus decides to break with his uncle Moses, who after promising him a better future in Italy as an honest artisan turned him into the cynical leader of the local coke-dealing scene. The young Germain, the singer Asetu and the prostitute Suad round out this story blurring fiction and reality, which seems like the pages of a contemporary crime novel on a contemporary man trapped in a daily struggle for survival.
Born in Naples in 1975, he is director of backstages and documentaries, twice awarded with the Solinas Prize as a screenwriter. His first short fiction film, Vomero Travel, has been presented in 2010 at the Venice Days. Là-bas is his debut feature.