One Kiss (2016)


One Kiss (2016)
Un bacio (original title)

The story of three teenager friends not accepted by their peers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb   6.6 /10
TheMovieDb    6.8 /10
FilmAffinity   5.7 /10
Director Ivan Cotroneo
Writer Ivan Cotroneo
Writer Monica Rametta
Release Date2016-03-30
Runtime1h 42min
Content RatingUnrated (Unrated)
AwardsAwards7 wins & 4 nominations
CompanyIndigo Film, Titanus, Lucky Red
Antonioas Antonio
Padre di Lorenzoas Padre di Lorenzo
Susy Laude
Susy Laude
Madre di Lorenzoas Madre di Lorenzo
Padre di Bluas Padre di Blu
Madre di Bluas Madre di Blu
Padre di Antonioas Padre di Antonio
Laura Mazzi
Laura Mazzi
Madre di Antonioas Madre di Antonio
Professor Santoroas Professor Santoro
Lisa Galantini
Lisa Galantini
Professoressa Messinaas Professoressa Messina
Sara BertelĂ 
Sara Bertelà
Professoressa Longardias Professoressa Longardi
Marit Nissen
Marit Nissen
Conduttrice televisivaas Conduttrice televisiva
Massimoas Massimo
Davide Banfi
Davide Banfi
Marco - Amico di Marcoas Marco - Amico di Marco
Daniela Gattorno
Daniela Gattorno
Presideas Preside
Adriano Giraldi
Adriano Giraldi
Bidelloas Bidello

One Kiss (film)

One Kiss is a 2016 Italian film, directed by Ivan Cotroneo and based on the novel of the same name, written by him and published in 2010 by Bompiani. The film's main themes are homophobia and bullying in schools.


Antonio is a basketball player in a high school team, a rising star, but it doesn't make him popular in his school, which is in a small northern Italian town. He is a closeted kid, spending most of the time silent and grieving over his older brother's death. Most of his teammates consider him dumb. Blu is a sharp and smart girl, who, after being discovered to have had sex with her boyfriend and three of his friends at the same time, is fighting with graffiti that is sprayed on the school walls, which calls her a slut. The new kid, Lorenzo, is openly gay. He has just been adopted from an orphanage in Turin and guards himself with extravagant behaviour and an extreme sense of fashion. The three teenagers start an unusual, but good friendship, fighting against bullying schoolmates with immense success. But, then, one single kiss changes their future, leading to a great tragedy.


  • Rimau Grillo Ritzberger as Lorenzo
  • Valentina Romani as Blu
  • Leonardo Pazzagli as Antonio
  • Simonetta Solder as Blu's mother
  • Giorgio Marchesi as Blu's father
  • Thomas Trabacchi as Lorenzo's father
  • Susy Laude as Lorenzo's mother
  • Laura Mazzi as Antonio's mother
  • Sergio Romano as Antonio's father
  • Alessandro Sperduti


Film festivals

  • Seattle International Film Festival. 31 May 2016.
  • Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival. 7 June 2016.

Awards and nominations

  • Nastro d'Argento. 2016.
  • Guglielmo Biraghi Award. for Rimau Grillo Ritzberger, Valentina Romani, Leonardo Pazzagli and Alessandro Sperduti.