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by Fariborz Kamkari


The film tells the story of the lives in a small community of Muslims living in Venice and their daily problems along the way to becoming integrated into italian society. Bepi,the italian protagonist, represents the crossng between these two cultures. Saladin is a young man who has just arrived from Afghanistan. This first trip is his discovery of Venice,the sea,culture,food,and love.And this encounter grows complicated... with the charismatic presence of the beautiful Zara. And amidst the towers like minarets,domes and precious mosaics,the multhietnic sounds of the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio resound,through a Venice just waiting to be discovered...

original title: Pitza e datteri
country: Italy
sales agent: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises (ACEK)
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Fariborz Kamkari
film run: 92'
release date: IT 28/05/2015
screenplay: Antonio Leotti, Fariborz Kamkari
cast: Giuseppe Battiston, Maud Buquet, Mehdi Meskar, Hassan Shapi, Giovanni Martorana
cinematography by: Gogò Bianchi
film editing: Mirco Garrone
art director: Susanna Codognato
costumes designer: Francesca Leondeff
producer: Adriana Chiesa Di Palma, Fabrizia Falzetti
backing: Rai Cinema, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali, Regione Veneto Fondo regionale per il cinema e l’audiovisivo, “Venezia Opportunità”, Venice Film, Media Fund, Comune di Venezia, Venice Film Commission
distributor: Bolero Film
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