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by Enrica Viola


The story of the most famous hat in the world, ever since 1857, when Giuseppe Borsalino received his diploma as maître chapelier in Paris, returned to Alessandria and opened his first factory. His aspiration to conquer international markets, his rivalry with the family factory belonging to his competitors, the birth of the legend, through Hollywood movies from the 1930s. Top-class testimonials such as Robert Redford’s, interviews, analyses and above all film clips, from silent movies to the 21st century, present the magic of a timeless piece of clothing.

original title: Borsalino City
country: Italy
sales agent: Una film
year: 2015
genre: documentary
directed by: Enrica Viola
film run: 79'
release date: IT 13/04/2016
screenplay: Enrica Viola, Paola Rota, Erica Liffredo
cast: Robert Redford, Piero Tosi, Deborah Nadoolman, Dante Spinotti, Dario Penne, Jean-Claude Carrière, Guido Ruffa, Eddie Muller, Marilyn Vance
cinematography by: Luciano Federici
film editing: Enrico Giovannone
music: Giorgio Li Calzi
producer: Simone Bachini, Enrica Viola, Virginie Guibbaud
production: Una film, Apapaja, Les Films d'Ici
backing: MiBACT | Arte France | Piemonte Film Fund
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Arte Sales
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