Eden and Abdel who break into a school in Brussels to massacre their peers, but Abdel blows himself up earlier than expected involving Eden in the explosion. The paramedics Isabel and Adamo promptly arrive at the location and load a wounded and unconscious boy into their ambulance without imagining that it is Eden. When Isabel notices the explosive belt he is wearing, it’s too late: Eden has woken up and takes control of the ambulance, threatening the paramedics to press the button if they do not follow his orders.
“I thought it was crucial to focus on the evolution of the characters, their psychology; on the fragility of Eden and his fear of dying. The same fear that makes him unpredictable and dangerous. All this, in dramaturgical and cinematographic terms, translates into a story rich in psychological tension, with a fast and compressed rhythm in a narrow narrative arc, where real time and history coincide. […] I directed the actors towards a naturalistic interpretation, bordering between reality and fiction, and they are the ones who accompany, without judging, the viewer toward a deep reflection on what is the limit of compassion and empathy towards those who have made such a serious mistakes.” [Alessandro Tonda]