World premiere: Visions du Réel 2023 / International Feature Film Competiton
Every night nameless bodies land in Dr. Cristina Cattaneo’s autopsy room. She calls them the Pure Unknown. They are people from the fringes of society. They are homeless people, sex workers, runaway teenagers. Lately, they have mostly been migrants, rejected by the Mediterranean Sea onto the shores of Italy. If all rights belong to the living, nothing is left to the dead. So what happens when the dead have lost their identity? In the face of this growing multitude, no one seems concerned about their right to dignity. No one but Cristina.
A FILM BY Valentina Cicogna & Mattia Colombo | Italy, Switzerland, Sweden | 2023 | 93'