Like other children of her age, 14 year old ELSA endures daily violence at school, due to the presence of racketeers. Trying to avoid the worst, she begins to lie and steal from her parents to pay off her aggressors. At school, everybody is aware of the situation, but no one dares to speak out. The law of silence the silence of fear.
Referring to a social issue of children being racketed, humiliated and attacked in schools, the film tries to point out cautiously and objectively at a growing phenomenon across Europe that calls for immediate action.
Special award of the jury: "award of the heart" at the Cannes Junior festival, Youth Category of the International Film Festival of Cannes (France), May 1999.
Best first realization award at the International Film Festival of Milan (Italy), October 2000.
Official selection at the International child and youth film festival of Sousse (Tunisia).
Official selection at the International youth film festival of Oulu, Finland.
Official selection at the CINEMAGIC International youth film festival in Ireland.