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The Special Need
The Special Need
The Special Need
The Special Need
Niezwykła potrzeba
dir. Carlo Zoratti, Germany/Italy/Austria/France, 2013, 84 mins
Section: Doc Alliance
Screening times
May 16 12:30, Kinoteka 5
May 17 14:00, Kinoteka 5
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About the film

28-year-old Enea has never had a girlfriend. He has never had sex, either, even if his body otherwise functions normally. The fact is that he is slightly autistic – but otherwise a great guy. There are no legal solutions to his problem, so his best friends Carlo and Alex decide to help him find love and try to be together with a woman. But what starts out as a simple mission becomes a deeply personal journey through Europe, where the three friends’ companionship is both tested and strengthened. “The Special Need” is a sensitive but wonderfully cheerful and straightforward film about a taboo that rarely makes headlines. Do autistic and other handicapped people have sexual rights? And how does the rest of society tackle the fact that the question is even being asked? An issue, which never overshadows the film’s intimate and universal depiction of the special understanding between three old friends, one of whom happens to be autistic. A warm film that is much larger than its difficult subject.


Reżyseria/Directed by: Carlo Zoratti
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Julián Elizalde
Produkcja/Production: Erica Barbiani, Henning Kamm; Detailfilm, Videomante, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)

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