The Protagonists (1999 film)
|Directed by||Luca Guadagnino|
|Written by||Luca Guadagnino|
|Music by||Andrea Guerra|
|Edited by||Walter Fasano|
|Distributed by||Medusa Distribuzione|
The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 8, 1999, before being released on September 10, 1999, by Medusa Distribuzione.
- Tilda Swinton as Actress
- Fabrizia Sacchi as Herself
- Andrew Tiernan as Mohammed
- Claudio Gioè as Happy
- Paolo Briguglia as Billy
- Michelle Hunziker as Sue
- Jhelisa as Herself
- Laura Betti as Judge
The film chronicles an Italian film crew who are in London making a reconstruction of the real life killing of Egyptian chef Mohamed El-Sayed by the two 19-year-olds Jamie Petrolini and Richard Elsey in 1994.
It was released in the United Kingdom on October 13, 2014.
The film received negative reviews from critics.
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