The Special Need


Enea is a 29 year old man with the usual needs of a man his age. What is not so common is his way of expressing those needs. Enena is autistic and he announces his sexual desire with neon lights, often misinterpreting the reactions of the girls he approaches on the street. He needs to learn that the woman that will say yes will probably not be the woman of his dreams. As he’s never experienced sex before, his best friends Carlo and Alex decide to help him and they set out on a journey throughout Europe where they will find far more than what they were looking for.


Carlo Zoratti was born in Italy in 1982. He graduated in interaction design at the Turin University before moving to Benetton’s research center on communication. He worked there for two years before becoming a freelance filmmaker and director. He directed several music videos, short movies, the live show of the Italian Pop Star Jovanotti and funded the Italian web-tv Pronti Al Peggio. His experience varies from fiction to documentary.


DOK Leipzig (Golden Dove Award) – Germany, 2013

IDFA – The Nederlands, 2013

Trieste Film Festival (Best Documentary) – Italy, 2014

DocsBarcelona – Spain, 2014

The Special Need

Carlo Zoratti

Italy (2013)



Language: Italy/Germany

Executive productionErica Barbiani, Fabian Gasmia, Henning Kamm

Photography: Julián Elizalde

Edition: David Hartmann

Sound: Andrea Blasetig, Lorenzo Dal Ri, Freddy Fleing, Tina Laschke, Torben Seemann, Timo Witthöft

ProductionDetailfilm, Videomante