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by Carlo Mazzacurati


When you’re over fifty, it becomes increasingly difficult to be an up-and-coming director. Gianni Dubois knows this only too well. He hasn’t made a film for years, and now that he has the chance to direct a young TV star he can’t even think up an idea for a story. As if this wasn’t enough, a leak in his apartment in Tuscany has ruined the 16th-century fresco in the chapel next door. To avoid being sued and publicly shamed, Gianni must accept the bizarre proposal of the town major to direct the Good Friday celebrations in exchange for immunity. And so he finds himself spending a week in deepest Tuscany trying to put together a kind of Stations of the Cross, with the apostles, Pontius Pilate, the crucifixion, and a terrible and incredibly vain local actor in the part of Christ.

original title: La Passione
country: Italy
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Carlo Mazzacurati
film run: 106'
release date: IT 24/09/2010
screenplay: Umberto Contarello, Doriana Leondeff, Carlo Mazzacurati, Marco Pettenello
cast: Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Battiston, Corrado Guzzanti, Cristiana Capotondi, Stefania Sandrelli, Kasia Smutniak
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Clelio Benevento, Paolo Cottignola
art director: Giancarlo Basili
costumes designer: Francesca Sartori
producer: Domenico Procacci
production: Fandango, RAI Cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution

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