Documentary Feature Competition
A JURIED COMPETITION FEATURING THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
The winner of the Documentary Feature Competition is selected by a jury.

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The Special Need
Germany/Italy, 2013, 82 min., Color, German, Italian with English subtitles
Twenty-nine-year old Enea is "super-mega-duper smart and handsome," but he's also autistic. He has never had sex but really wants to, and there's nothing wrong with his body that should stand in his way. As Italy doesn’t offer any legal solution to his problem, Enea embarks on a road trip with his friends Carlo and Alex. They start out at an Austrian brothel, then try a Swiss "sex assistant," and finally decide to go to Hamburg and meet a group of German sex workers trained to deal with disabled clients. What started out as a quest for sex soon becomes a journey into Enea’s most intimate feelings and a way for his two friends to explore their own conceptions of love, friendship and freedom. The camera acts like a fly on the wall, capturing Enea's world and the trip with his friends in the spirit of a feel-good movie. They are starry-eyed, carnal, lively and naughty, just as boys can be. But the film also shows how Enea is often forced to sit on the sidelines and watch as others satisfy their desires.


-- International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Screenings
Director
Carlo Zoratti
Screenwriter
Carlo Zoratti
Producer
Henning Kamm, Erica Barbiani
Cinematographer
Juliá
Editor
David Hartmann
Music
Dario Moroldo

Director Bio
Italian director Carlo Zoratti studied design at Turin University before moving to Fabrica, Italy to work at a research center founded by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani. After working as a freelance filmmaker, he directed several music videos, short movies and the live show of the Italian Pop Star Jovanotti. THE SPECIAL NEED is his first feature-length documentary.
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