Venezzia

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Venezzia
Venezzia-Poster.jpg
Directed by Haik Gazarian
Produced by Delfina Catala
Tony Fadel
Ruddy Rodríguez
Written by Jorge Hiller
Starring Alfonso Herrera
Ruddy Rodríguez
Rafael Romero
Distributed by Alter Producciones
Release date
25 September 2009
Running time
90 min.
Country Venezuela
Language Spanish
English

Venezzia is a 2009 Venezuelan drama film based on real events; the role of Venezuela during World War II and a love story.

The movie stars famous telenovela actress Ruddy Rodríguez and Mexican actor and singer Alfonso Herrera along with another number of well-known Latin American actors.[1]

Venezzia is, to date, the most expensive Venezuelan movie ever made.[2]

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Plot[edit]

War and espionage sets the stage for a star-crossed romance in this historical drama from director Haik Gazarian. It's early 1942, and the United States has finally joined the Allied cause in World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Oil is a precious commodity needed to fuel fighter planes, battleships, jeeps and other vehicles, and when German U-Boats are sighted off the coast of Venezuela on the Caribbean Sea, it becomes clear something must be done to guard the nation's oil fields from Nazi attack. Frank Moore (Alfonso Herrera) is an American communications expert sent to the coastal village of Puerto Miranda to help keep tabs on German plans to attack the oil fields. Moore was given the assignment in part because his mother was Latino and he speaks Spanish, but this doesn't help him get along with his commander, the authoritarian and short-tempered Capt. Enrique Salvatierra (Rafael Romero). However, when Moore meets Venezzia (Ruddy Rodriguez), Salvatierra's beautiful wife, he's immediately infatuated, and when she reveals that she shares his attraction, they fall into a love affair that could jeopardize their futures as well as Moore's mission, especially when he's suspected of being a double agent.

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2009 El Universo del Espectaculo Best Picture
Haik Gazarian
Won
Best Story Won
Best Actress
Ruddy Rodríguez
Won
Best Actor
Rafael Romero
Won
Best Director
Haik Gazarian
Won
Palm Beach International Film Festival Best Picture Won
Best Story Won
2010 Silver Lei Award en el Honolulu Film Festival For Excellence in Film Won
Sonoma International Film Festival Best Film Foreign Won
Amsterdam Film Festival Best Feature Romantic Won
Festival Internacional de Cine de Canada Best Actor
Alfonso Herrera
Won
Premios Juventud Can He Act or What? Won

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