According to Luce Cinecitta,
ll Cratere (The Crater) is a land of the losers, a blurry area with constant noise. Rosario is a street vendor in Naples who hands out stuffed animals to people who compete for winning numbers. The war that he’s declared on the future and his lot in life is embodied in an apathetic thirteen-year-old. His daughter Sharon is pretty and can sing, and in this hotbed of life in chaos, she’s his weapon for survival.
But success becomes an obsession, and talent condemns. Il Cratere is a Disney fairytale in reverse.