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by Stijn Coninx


Italy, 1948. Young Rocco is growing up in Calabria, until one day his father Salvatore decides to leave to Belgium, where he strives to earn a lot of money by working in coal mines. Very soon he sends for his family. Rocco becomes a migrant overnight, with all the consequences this entails. Rocco wants to be like other youngsters, become someone and have a purpose in life. Against his father’s wish and better judgment he seeks an escape through music and love. The amazing story is based on the childhood memories of the Italian-Belgian singer, Rocco Granata.

international title: Marina
original title: Marina
country: Belgium, Italy
sales agent: Media Luna New Films
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Stijn Coninx
film run: 118'
release date: BE 06/11/2013, NL 06/02/2014, IT 08/05/2014
screenplay: Rik D'Hiet, Stijn Coninx
cast: Matteo Simoni, Luigi Lo Cascio, Evelien Bosmans, Donatella Finocchiaro, Chris Van Den Durpel, Warre Borgmans, Cristian Campagna
cinematography by: Lou Berghmans
film editing: Philippe Ravoet
costumes designer: Catherine Marchand
producer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Tomson, Cristiano Bortone, Peter Bouckaert
production: Les Films du Fleuve, Orisa Produzioni, Eyeworks Film & TV Drama NV
backing: Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de VOO, Régions Wallonne et de Bruxelles-Capitale, Province of Limburg, City of Genk, Tax shelter, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali- Direzione Generale per il cinema, Apulia Film Commission
distributor: Kinepolis Film Distribution, Dutch FilmWorks, Movimento Film