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by Mimmo Calopresti


A documentary film that uses witness accounts and interviews to tell the story of the tragedy at the ThyssenKrupp factory, where seven workers died on the night between 5 and 6 December 2007. In a prologue, actors Valeria Golino, Monica Guerritore, Luca Lionello, Silvio Orlando, Rosalia Porcaro, Vincenzo Russo and Giuseppe Zeno play the relatives of the victims, remembering back to the last moments of simple day-to-day existence before the tragedy. The documentary consists of the words of witnesses on what happen that night and in the weeks leading up to it, as well as during the horrendous days that followed.

original title: La fabbrica dei tedeschi
country: Italy
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Mimmo Calopresti
screenplay: Mimmo Calopresti, Cristina Cosentino
cast: Valeria Golino, Monica Guerritore, Luca Lionello, Rosalia Porcaro, Vincenzo Russo, Giuseppe Zeno, Silvio Orlando
cinematography by: Paolo Ferrari
film editing: Raimondo Aiello
art director: Alessandro Marrazzo
music: Riccardo Giagni
producer: Valerio Terenzio Trigona, Simona Banchi
production: Studio Uno, Istituto Luce Cinecittà
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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