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by Uberto Pasolini


Colombo, Sri Lanka. A group of desperate slum dwellers, living on the margins of society under impossible pressures, find an invitation to a handball tournament in Bavaria to be the answer to their prayers, a one way ticket to the West and the wealth that will solve all their problems.

original title: Machan
country: Italy, Germany, Sri Lanka
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Uberto Pasolini
film run: 110'
release date: IT 12/09/2008, DE 07/05/2009, FR 19/08/2009
screenplay: Ruwanthie de Chickera, Uberto Pasolini
cast: Dharmapriya Dias, Gihan de Chickera, Dharshan Dharmaraj, Namal Jayasinghe, Sujeewa Priyalal, Dayadewa Edirisinghe
cinematography by: Stefano Falivene
film editing: Masahiro Hirakubo
music: Lakshman Joseph De Saram, Stephen
producer: Prasanna Vithanage, Conchita Airoldi, Uberto Pasolini
production: Urania Pictures, Studio Babelsberg, Shakthi Film (LK)
backing: Rai Cinema, Redwave Films, Shakthi Films, Media i2i, 20th Century Fox Germany, Eurimages
distributor: Mikado, Fox (DE), UGC Ph (FR)


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