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by Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini


1957. In Alfonsine, one of the many towns in Romagna that was destroyed by the war, the communist barber Sauro Ravaglia and his friends dream of the Soviet Union, the only place where their ideals of peace, brotherhood and equality have come true. When they get the chance to visit Moscow during the World Festival of Youth and Students, the group of friends depart: their expectations are high and they want to bring home as many images as possible of what will be the best trip of their life.

original title: Il treno va a Mosca
country: Italy, United Kingdom
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini
film run: 70'
screenplay: Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini, Francesco Ragazzi
cast: Sauro Ravaglia
cinematography by: Andrea Vaccari, Marcello Dapporto, Enzo Pasi, Luigi Pattuelli, Sauro Ravaglia
film editing: Sara Fgaier
producer: Claudio Giapponesi
production: Kiné, Apapaja, Home Movies - Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia
backing: Vezfilm, Centro Culturale San Fedele di Milano, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Fondazione Cariplo, MEDIA Programme, Documentaristi Emilia-Romagna (D.E.-R.)
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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