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Born and raised in a small town, Max doesn’t study or work. With the help of his friends, Antonio and Hamza, Max takes pleasure in stealing jewellery and valuable objects that they could then resell to unscrupulous jewellerystores. The days pass in a repetition of petty thefts and meetings with a pusher from whom they buy all kinds of drugs, until the unexpected happens.
Max, Antonio and Hamza, are just three ordinary boys, children of fake news on Facebook and of an Italy fueled by cheap cocaine, where small provinces are becomingviolent for no apparent reason. These young people are not united with each other, and without prospects, culture or education, they don’t really know how to react or rebel. We don’t even really know why, or against whom,they are rebelling.
Therefore the only God to dedicate oneself to is Money as an end in itself, completely liberatedfrom what was done to obtain it.
There is no work culture, because there is not really any culture other than the fashion houselabels, the Instagram profiles of music stars and influencers.
Underpinning this story is the cliché of the graduate who ends up as a garbage collector being omnipresent in society. The parents who work honestly all day for a thousand euros turn into losers; there can be no pride in them, norpity.