About the film
We Can Do That
Release Date: October 31, 2008
|Slogan||:||«From a close range nobody is normal»|
|Production Companies||:||Rizzoli Film|
|Producers||:||Mirta Guarnaschelli, Angelo Rizzoli Jr., Mauro Maggioni, Federico Boldrini Parravicini, Erasmo Colucci, Theo Benzakein, Carlo Miscoli, Marco Galeassi, Alessandro Spinelli, Ilaria Bosi, Simone Manzella, Valentino Lo Cascio, Alessia Jannece, Fabrizio Calanchini, Luca Capitani, Luigi D'Ottavio, Fabrizio Salviati, Giuseppe Torre, Stefano Viola, Mara Molinari|
|Writers||:||Fabio Bonifacci, Fabio Bonifacci, Giulio Manfredonia, Annamaria Morelli|
The film follows Nello, the recently hired director of a newly developed work cooperative of former mental patients. After the closure of state psychiatric hospitals and asylums in Italy under the Basaglia Law many former patients were left with few resources and little hope of reintegrating into society. With the intention of actually improving the lives of his pupils, rather than just sedating them, Nello encourages them to expand their individual abilities and explore the wider world around them although, regardless of intention, there is sometimes a price to pushing boundaries too quickly.