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by Stéphane Giusti


Orféo is a Communist, as is Nella. But, more than anything else, Orféo and Nella are madly in love with each other. They are forced, along with their two children Oreste and Bianca, to escape Fascist Italy. They dream of America but it’s the skyline of Marseilles, not Manhattan, that welcomes them to their new life. They start from zero, scraping together a living.

international title: Bella ciao
original title: Bella ciao
country: France, Italy
sales agent: France TV Distribution
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Stéphane Giusti
film run: 103'
release date: FR 18.07.01
screenplay: Stéphane Giusti, Raphaëlle Valbrune-Desplechin
cast: Jacques Gamblin, Yaël Abecassis, Jalil Lespert, Océane Mozas, Isabelle Carré
cinematography by: Jacques Bouquin
film editing: Catherine Schwartz
art director: Gérald Fauritte
costumes designer: Catherine Rigault
music: Lazare Boghossian
producer: Marie Masmonteil, Denis Carot
production: Elzevir Films, France 3 Cinéma, Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI), Stracult (IT)
distributor: SND (Société Nouvelle de Distribution) Films