Il Buco

Man and nature merge in this beautiful visual poem by Michelangelo Frammartino (Il Quattro Volte) about an old shepherd and a group of speleologists in Calabria.

Please note that this film is in Italian, with Dutch subtitles.
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During the economic boom of the 1960s, Europe’s highest building is being built in Italy’s prosperous North. At the other end of the country, young speleologists explore Europe’s deepest cave in the untouched Calabrian hinterland. The bottom of the Bifurto Abyss, 700 meters below Earth, is reached for the first time. The intruders’ venture goes unnoticed by the inhabitants of a small neighbouring village, but not by the old shepherd of the Pollino plateau whose solitary life begins to interweave

with the group’s journey.

Another work of nearly wordless organic beauty that touches on the mystical, IL BUCO chronicles a visit through unknown depths of life and nature and parallels two great voyages to the interior.

Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy, France, Germany, 2021, 93 min. Italian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Paolo Cossi, Jacopo Elia, Denise Trombin, Nicola Lanza, Antonio Lanza.