Now or Never

Now or Never is a 2003 Italian coming of age comedy-drama film written and directed by Lucio Pellegrini.


David is a model student in the last year of the physics faculty at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa; he practically lives in a parallel reality, made up of books and arguments on the highest systems, without any contact with everyday reality. Everything changes when, a few minutes before his last exam, he participates in a student collective to follow the unknown Viola, after the latter had given him a flyer: the exam skips, and with it most of David's certainties. The boy immediately falls in love with Viola, but he is also a good friend of Luca, Viola's boyfriend. The events lead David to participate in the occupation of a social center, and even in pseudo-subversive actions to the point of catapulting the entire group of dissidents in the midst of the violence that shook Genoa in 2001 on the occasion of the G8 summit.