Sarroch (south-western Sardegna)is a sleepy town of port sirens and factory smokestacks- Jimmy who is almost eighteen, and who belongs to a blue collar family, has lived there his whole life. In this world privy of shared hopes and points of reference, Jimmy will find himself often breaking laws and living recklessly. It is then that the doors of the juvenile prison will swing wide open and he will find himself in a world of anguish and violence. However his redemption will be close at hand set in the delightful hills that surround the juvenile prison where the young prisoners will be taught how to live a better future and lead an alternative way of life. Yet often, most young men like Jimmy will find it easier to stick to their life leading toa form of auto destruction, instead of looking for a way out.
Jimmy one night, will find himself having to make a decision which will forever change his life.
From the novel by Massimo Carlotto, with the same name.