Massimo's idyllic childhood is shattered by the death of his mother. Years later, he is forced to relive his traumatic past and compassionate doctor Elisa could help him open up and confront his childhood wounds.

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Always inseparable with his beloved and joyful young mother, 9-year-old Massimo, now has to endure the tremendous blow from her death and the insufferable burden of accepting his loss. But no, this can't be true, his mother could not have died of a sudden heart attack, moreover, she simply cannot be his guardian angel from heaven, because Massimo, strongly believes that his vital mother is very much alive, temporarily residing in the United States. As the years pass by, profoundly traumatised little Massimo still refusing to accept the tragic event, he will silently continue carrying grief's heavy load on his shoulders, growing up to become a distant and detached journalist who chose to shut down his emotions, not out of revenge, but in order to survive. However, inevitably, after the death of his father, Massimo will need to confront his past in the very source of his persisting anguish, his house, react to the pain, refuse to be a victim, and ultimately, face courageously a ... Written by Nick Riganas

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Freely based on the autobiographical novel by the same title by Italian writer and journalist Massimo Gramellini. In Italy it was the bestselling book of 2012 written by an Italian author, remaining in the Top 10 for over 50 weeks. See more »

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Massimo: Why didn't you tell me?
Massimo's godmother: I thought you knew, that your father had told you or you'd worked it out for yourself during these thirty years...
Massimo: A sudden heart attack... How dared you? Working it out for yourself is not fair. I can understand it if you're ten, but... but when you're twenty? Thirty? No one thought of taking me to one side and telling me the truth. No one.
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