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Ameluk (first feature)

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Ameluk

Ameluk

original title:

AMELUK

directed by:

cast:

Mimmo Mancini, Mehdi Mahdloo, Dante Marmone, Roberto Nobile, Cosimo Cinieri, Paolo Sassanelli, Teodosio Barresi, Tiziana Schiavarelli, Rosanna Banfi, Pascal Zullino, Michele De Virgilio, Hedy Krissane, Miloud Mourad Benamara, Claudia Lerro, Francesca Giaccari, Nadia Kibut, Luigi Angiuli, Maurizio De La Vallée, Andrea Leonetti, Massimo Bagnasco

screenplay:

Mimmo Mancini, Carlo Dellonte

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

music:

Livio Minafra

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

98'

format:

colour

release date:

09/04/2015

festivals & awards:

The story of a small town Muslim who happens to bear the cross… of reconciling Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.
Good Friday: in Mariotto, a small town in the Puglia region, everything is ready for the re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross, until Michael, the blond hairstylist scheduled to play Jesus, sits on the crown of thorns. It is the beginning of a turbulent journey. In the chaos that ensues, Ameluk is volunteered by the local priest to step in and play the part of Christ. The conflict? He is Muslim. The news spreads virally around the world, and public opinion – just like Mariotto – splits into two sides. In a mixture of dramatic moments and comedic situations, it will become Ameluk’s job to glue the sides back together.