Before it had a name (second feature)

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Before it had a name

Before it had a name

Before it had a name

original title:

Before it had a name

directed by:


Giada Colagrande, Willem Dafoe, Isaach De Bankolé, Seymour Cassel, Claudio Botosso, Emily Cass McDonnell, Bari Hyman, Spenser Leigh


set design:

costume design:


Bidou Pictures, Nu Image, Emmett / Furla Films





film run:



35mm - colour

festivals & awards:

A young Italian woman, Eleonora, inherits from her deceased lover an enigmatic modern house covered with black rubber, and goes to see it for the first time. As soon as she arrives she meets the caretaker of the house: Leslie. He introduces her to the house. And to Karl’s past. The house reveals secrets about Karl, making Eleonora realize she’s been so devoted to someone she didn’t know at all. She panics and calls Leslie to come and help. From that moment, she realizes how much she needs him. And becomes more and more dependent on him. He starts taking care of her: she is now part of the house. But while Eleonora can only live with obsessive love, Leslie has avoided love all his life. The rubber house forces them into a space of intimacy, where they must abandon their natures. Living out a dangerous and beautiful illusion, they will try to change their destiny…