They called him Loser Leg.
Giovanni was born without bones in his legs. His disability made him the target of his classmates, who made it a sport out of tying him to structures.
Though he kept a positive outlook, there was no denying that the bullying got to him.
He tried to carry on normally, even developing a secret crush on a girl in his class.
Rose was his polar opposite; shy, but with powerful legs, well known for her prowess in track and field athletics.
They’d never spoken a word to each other, but on one fateful day, she confronts Giovanni’s bully and yells three words at him.
It turns out; she’d been watching him as much as he’d been spying on her.
It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
‘Loser Leg’ is part of the Sedicicorto International Short Film Festival. View more Italian short films here.