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ON THE BRIDE'S SIDE

by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry

synopsis

The live account of a true story that unfurled on a journey from Milan to Stockholm between November 14th and 18th, 2013. In Milan, a Syrian Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians who have arrived by boat to Lampedusa fleeing from the war, and resolve to help them continue their clandestine voyage to Sweden. To avoid being arrested for trafficking, they decide to stage a fake wedding, engaging a Palestinian friend of theirs to masquerade as the bride, and a dozen Italian and Syrian friends to disguise themselves as guests. In this guise, they cross more than half of Europe, on a journey lasting four days across three thousand kilometres.

international title: On The Bride's Side
original title: Io sto con la sposa
country: Italy, Palestine
year: 2014
genre: documentary
directed by: Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry
film run: 89'
release date: IT 09/10/2014
cast: Tasneem Fared, Abdallah Sallam, MC Manar, Alaa Bjermi, Ahmed Abed, Mona Al Ghabr
cinematography by: Gianni Bonardi
film editing: Antonio Augugliaro
music: Dissòi Lògoi, Tommaso Leddi, Matteo Maltauro, Alberto Morelli, Franco Parravicini, Federico Sanesi, MC Manar, Mosè - C.O.V.
production: Doclab, Gina Films
distributor: Cineama

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