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USTICA INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE ITALY/FRANCE 2014

En (ON) Fr (QC) | 100 min. | Drama, History PRODUCTION Martinelli Film Company CANADIAN DISTRIBUTOR AMBI Distribution

CAST Marco Leonardi Caterina Murino Lunba Azabal

RENZO MARTINELLI was born in 1948 in Cesano Maderno. A producer and author who knows the art of risk, he began his career in 1994 as a director with Sarahsarà, and continued to confront burning past and present social issues in films including Porzûs (1997) Vajont - La diga del disonore (2001), Piazza delle Cinque Lune (2003), Il mercante di pietre (2006) and Barbarossa (2009).

On June 27, 1980, the commercial flight Douglas DC-9 on route from Bologna to Palermo exploded mid-air above the islands of Ustica and Ponza, leaving no survivers. Thirty five years later, Ustica remains one of the most painful mysteries of Italy. Three causes have been advanced as the cause of the disaster: Structural failure of the plane, a bomb on board, a missile. Until today, none of these hypotheses has been proven. After three years’ work in close contact with two aeronautic engineers, an enormous amount of expert reports, and testimonies put forth since the tragic night of 27 June 1980, Ustica delivers a new, frightening truth, irrefutably supported by documentary material. Il 27 giugno 1980, un aereo passeggeri diretto all'aeroporto di Palermo, esplode in volo all'altezza dell'isola di Ustica. Trentacinque anni dopo Ustica rimane uno dei misteri d'Italia più dolorosa. Frutto del lavoro di tre anni a stretto contatto con due ingegneri aeronautici sulla mole enorme di perizie e testimonianze effettuate nel corso degli oltre trent'anni trascorsi da quella tragica notte del 27 giugno 1980, Ustica porta finalmente a una nuova, spaventosa verità.

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