The Hole

In 1962, a group of young speleologists from northern Italy set out for the country’s south to explore the seemingly bottomless maw of an unexplored abyss, which turns out to be one of the deepest ever discovered.

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Italy, France, Germany 2021
  • Czech
93 min.
  • This film is available until 30. 11. 2028 in these territories: Czechia.

Visually compelling imagery brings to life the vertiginous and lofty beauty of nature as well as man’s determination and fragility. In its detachment from the event’s parti­cipants, the film’s fly-on-the-wall narrative emphasizes the overwhelming chasm between the small and transient existence of man and the breathtaking mountains and dark depths of the karst. The Hole earned the Special Jury Prize at the Venice film festival.

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Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Screenplay: Michelangelo Frammartino, Giovanna Giuliani
Cinematography: Renato Berta
Sound: Marco Saitta, Benni Atria, Florian Holzner
Editing: Benni Atria
Production Design: Giliano Carli
Producer: Philippe Bober, Michelangelo Frammartino, Marco Serrecchia
Co-production: Olivier Père
Costumes: Stefania Grilli
Cast: Paolo Cossi, Jacopo Elia, Denise Trombin, Nicola Lanza

Venice Film Festival

2021 – Michelangelo Frammartino (Special Jury Prize)

Venice Film Festival

2021 – Luca Massa (Best Camera Operator)

European Film Awards

2022 – Ansgar Frerich, Benni Atria, Florian Holzner, Marco Saitta, Paolo Benvenuti, Simone Paolo Olivero (European Sound)

  • This film is available until 30. 11. 2028 in these territories: Czechia.