Directed, written, performed, edited and produced by Alessandro Fantini
Music, cinematography, visual and sound effects by Alessandro Fantini
AFAN PICTURES 2013
If his own name were the only missing memory, the man waking up in a car tottering on the edge of a cliff, would know at least how he got there, why the doors are locked, and why the most obvious sign of human presence in that unearthly coastal scenery, is a colossal oil platform streatching like a metal spider above the sea horizon.
Neither the phone nor the radio will help him to save himself or rebuild the tormented history that led him on that precipice. Perhaps only in the claustrophobic vastness of a memory imprisoned in the dungeons of mind, it will be possible to find that name able to unseal the doors of a torn soul.
A pindarich flight, metaphorical and literal, which finds its raison d'être in making the present of an ecosystem, the Trabocchi coast in Abruzzo, threatened by the advance of oil exploitation, collide with a history of deadly fascination as that one celebrated in the pages of "Triumph of Death" by Gabriele D'Annunzio, "NoMen" is not just a short film: it's first and foremost a "multimedianic" tale written on the secret diary of a sailor at the mercy of the waves of time, without coordinates or landings. A time with no more names nor men able to remember the tragedies and romantic stories that have made the former ones, key words of a world still inhabited by passions shared without connections and wifi networks.