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ATLAS

by Niccolò Castelli

synopsis

Allegra is a lively young woman with a passion for high mountain climbing. She decides to travel to Morocco to reach the top of the Atlas, but her trip ends abruptly when a man explodes a bomb in a coffee shop and her three friends die in the attack. Unable to overcome the trauma months later she returns to her city, where the encounter with Arad, a young Muslim refugee, forces her to confront her perception of reality, her fears and heal her profound interior wounds.

international title: Atlas
original title: Atlas
country: Switzerland, Belgium, Italy
sales agent: Vision Distribution
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Niccolò Castelli
film run: 90'
screenplay: Niccolò Castelli, Stefano Pasetto
cast: Matilda De Angelis, Helmi Dridi, Nicola Perot, Irene Casagrande, Angelo Bison, Anna Manuelli, Neri Marcorè, Kevin Blaser, Anna Ferruzzo, Doro Müggler, Giacomo Bastianelli
cinematography by: Pietro Zuercher
film editing: Esmeralda Calabria
art director: Georg Bringolf
costumes designer: Sabine Zappitelli
producer: Villi Hermann, Michela Pini
co-producer: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Caroline Houben, Alessandro Marcionni, Olivier Rausin
production: Imagofilm SA Lugano, Climax Films, Tempesta, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, SRG SSR
distributor: Outside The Box
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