Small towns in the countryside are all obstinately the same wherever you go: loneliness, abjection, rage. From a godforsaken place somewhere up in the North ELM tell their stories using languages and images of the American Bible Belt, land of obsessed preachers and squalid moralism, cradle of irredeemable losers and alienation.
No judgment, no condemnation for these dark recesses of human society, only tales. Tales where all the rejects end up in the same way told by four respectable members of our community, tediously leading a quiet small-town life. Unimpeachable white-collar workers on the edge of their double life that sinks, as slightly as relentlessy, into obliterating insanity.
Between Jim Thompson and Marc Augè, as two sides of the same coin.
The ELM welcome you to the delightful Italian forsaken suburbs.