Scirocco (film)

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Directed by Aldo Lado
Written by Aldo Lado
Fiorenzo Senese
Starring Fiona Gélin
Music by Pino Donaggio
Cinematography Ramón F. Suárez
Release date
12 August 1987
Running time
88 minutes
Country France
Language French

Scirocco, also known as Amantide - Scirocco and with the international title Sahara Heat, is a 1987 French drama film directed by Aldo Lado and starring Fiona Gélin.


Léa (Gélin) is married to engineer Alfredo (Enzo De Caro) who works at oil wells in the Maghreb. She visits her husband and finds that their marriage is deteriorating. She seeks relief in the exoticism the country offers and she is soon attracted to a local thug nicknamed Le Serpent (Yves Collignon) she meets in the kasbah. However, her relationship with him starts to become increasingly exploitative.


  • Fiona Gélin: Léa
  • Enzo De Caro: Alfredo
  • Yves Collignon: Le Serpent
  • Joshua McDonald: Jeff
  • Gianluigi Ghione: Stefan
  • Christophe Ratendra: the hookah boy
  • Alberto Canova: Kurt
  • Abdellatif Hamrouni: the wise man
  • Nadia Saiji: the gypsy dancer
  • Ridha Zouari: the worker

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