As God Commands
(Come dio comanda)

Based on the award-winning novel by Niccolò Ammaniti, Gabrielle Salvatores’s stylish and dynamic new thriller is a dark portrait of masculine affection and an unconventional family.

Rino Zena (Filippo Timi) and his young son Cristiano (promising newcomer Alvaro Caleca), live amidst strip malls, neon and warehouses on the scrappy outskirts of an alpine town in the northern Italian region of Friuli. Rino’s drinking and financial problems spark the attention of a social worker called Trecca (Fabio de Luigi) but Cristiano worships his father. They work together doing odd jobs and look after their lone friend, brain-damaged Quattro Formaggi (Elio Germano). But when Quattro begins stalking Cristiano’s girlfriend Fabiana (Angelica Leo), a tragic and tense chain of events leads all three men into harm’s way.

This powerful and ultimately uplifting thriller is the second collaboration for bestselling writer Ammaniti and Oscar-winner Salvatores (Medditerraneo), after I’m Not Scared became an international hit.


Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores

Cast: Elio Germano, Filippo Timi,
Fabio De Luigi, Alvaro Caleca,
Angelica Leo

Italian with English subtitles

2008 | 103' |HDCAM SR