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L'ITALIEN

by Olivier Baroux

synopsis

Dino Fabrizzi is the number one salesman at Nice’s Maserati dealer. At 42, he is at a turning point in his life, the job of manager is openly offered to him and his partner of one year, Hélène, has the firm intention of marrying him. For Dino, life is beautiful, except that this perfect life is built on a lie. Dino is actually called Mourad Ben Saoud. Neither his boss, Hélène and especially not his parents are aware of his false identity...In ten days, Ramadan begins. Mourad, who every year fails to observe it, must this time keep the promise he made to his ailing father. To observe Ramadan on his behalf... For Dino, the Italian, this won’t be easy.

original title: L'Italien
country: France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Olivier Baroux
release date: BE 14/07/2010, FR 14/07/2010, DE 13/01/2010, ES 15/08/2012
screenplay: Nicolas Boukhrief, Eric Besnard, Olivier Baroux, Jean-Paul Bathany, Stéphane Ben Lahcene
cast: Kad Merad, Philippe Lefebvre, Karim Belkhadra, Valérie Benguigui, Roland Giraud, Saphia Azzeddine
cinematography by: Arnaud Stéfani
film editing: Richard Marizy
art director: Perine Barre
costumes designer: Sandra Gutierrez
music: Martin Rappeneau
producer: Richard Grandpierre, Romain Le Grand
production: Eskwad, Pathé Films, M6 Films, Canal+, Ciné+
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Banque Populaire Images 10, Région Provence Côte d'Azur
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Alternative Films, Arsenal Filmverleih, A Contracorriente Films
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