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12th(2016)
Rienzi, the Republic of Rome
France | 2015 | 47min | DCP | COLOR | Documentary | Classic, Opera

PROGRAM NOTE

In 1347, Rienzi proclaims the establishment of the Roman Republic. Five centuries later, Wagner drew his inspiration from this true event to make a dark masterpiece about political corruption, ideals and treason. The film was shot during the rehearsals of Wagner’s opera French premiere. It tells the story of Rienzi, the revolution’s hero, seen by the direct witnesses of his political ambition.

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DIRECTOR

Pierre-Andre Belin

Pierre-André Belin was born in 1970. He studied cinema at ESAV film school in Toulouse. He works as a producer of fiction and documentary. He is also the director of short movies like A Girl from Sarajevo(2007), The Journey of M. Ou Yang(2012) and Yamato(2014). 
Producer
: Brankica Erceg
Cast
: Torsten Kerl, Marika Schönberg
Screenwriter
: Daniela Sindram
Cinematography
: Pierre-Andre Belin
Editor
: Pierre-Andre Belin
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