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by Mimmo Mancini


The story of a small town Muslim who happens to bear the cross… of reconciling Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Good Friday: in Mariotto, a small town in the Puglia region, everything is ready for the re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross, until Michael, the blond hairstylist scheduled to play Jesus, sits on the crown of thorns. It is the beginning of a turbulent journey. In the chaos that ensues, Ameluk is volunteered by the local priest to step in and play the part of Christ. The conflict? He is Muslim. The news spreads virally around the world, and public opinion – just like Mariotto – splits into two sides. In a mixture of dramatic moments and comedic situations, it will become Ameluk’s job to glue the sides back together.

original title: Ameluk
country: Italy
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Mimmo Mancini
film run: 98'
release date: IT 28/04/2015
screenplay: Mimmo Mancini, Carlo Dellonte
cast: Mimmo Mancini, Mehdi Mahdloo, Dante Marmone, Roberto Nobile, Cosimo Cinieri
cinematography by: Marcello Montarsi
film editing: Luciana Pandolfelli
art director: Biagio Fersini
costumes designer: Sabrina Beretta
music: Livio Minafra
production: RM Consulting
backing: MiBACT, Fondazione Apulia Film Commission
distributor: Flavia Entertainment, Draka Distribution