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I PAESANI DI NICOSIA

RED GOLD

MENU LIST: 1*NICOSIANI NEL MONDO
2*PHOTOS
3*"The Heart in the Suitcase"
Book List
ENGLISH TRANS. P. 107 -- 115
NICOSIANI IN CHICAGO (BOOK)
Translation p. 115 --119
NICOSIA BOOK P. 115-119
4*VIDEOS: NICOSIA, CHICAGO IMMIGRANTS, SICILIAN EMIGRANTS
5*ANTI STEREOTYPES
6*PHOTOS
7*RED GOLD -- WW II ITALIAN POWs
8*UNDER CONSTRUCTION
9*LINKS

A new film telling the World War II love story

 of an Italian POW and a local American girl !

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RED GOLD THE MOVIE
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 PART 1  ENGLISH 
 PART 2  ITALIANO 
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A FILM by ALESSANDRO di GAETANO
 

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PART 1
RED GOLD" is the next project for Chicago-born film producer and screenwriter, Alessandro di Gaetano.  RED GOLD is the World War II story of Italian soldiers, captured in North Africa, in 1943, and sent to American and  British  Prisoner of War Camps.   This is also the story of young lovers from different worlds who defy the forces of prejudice and social standards of their time.

The History:
In 1940 Mussolini feared that Germany was near victory, and if Italy did not join forces with the Axis Powers,  Italy would again become a conquered nation.  Il Duce believed his "Guerra Parallela",  (Parallel War) would give Italy a stronghold in the Mediterranean and Balkan areas, thus insuring Italy a position of equality at the negotiation table.

Over 50,000 Italian were held in camps in 26 states.  Camp Atterbury, near Indianapolis, Indiana, is the location of the  RED  GOLD love story.  Since most American men were enlisted in the armed services or working for the war industry, the US needed help with farm and road work.  The Italian prisoners from Camp Atterbury were sent to work on the nearby tomato farms and canneries.  Without the help of the POWs the crops would have gone to waste.

The Story:
After Orlando and his new friend, Mimmo are captured in Africa they are sent to a POW Camp. While working at the farm and cannery, Orlando attempts to meet and win the heart of Laura, a young local girl.  Despite prohibitions of any contact between prisoners and locals, some Italian men fell in love with American girls.  After the war many of these former POWs  returned to marry their sweethearts and become American citizens, but some of the relationships came to tragic consequences.

The Cast:  
MARCO LEONARDI, the Italian heart-throb of Academy Award winning films "Cinema Paradiso" and "Like Water For Chocolate", as well as "The Five Senses" and "Once Upon  A Time In Mexico", plays the hero Orlando.      

ENRICO LO VERSO star of "Farinelli",  "L America",  and "Hannibal"  and dozens of  European films, plays Mimmo, Orlando's clever and loyal friend .

This universal, but untold story is of significant artistic, cultural, and historic interest to Italy, Great Britain, and the United States, (caught together in the bloody sands of North Africa) and a deeply moving emotional experience for people everywhere.  

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Linda Messina
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RED GOLD

PRIGIONERI DELLA CUORE

PART 2  (L'Italiano)

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Red Gold (Prigioneri della Coure) e’ una storia di passione ed inspirazione che involge due amanti durante il clima turbulente della Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Basata su eventi realmente accaduti e’ un’incrocio tra “Romeo e Giulietta” , il magico realismo di “Come Acqua Per Cioccolato” ed il romanticismo di “ The Notebook”.

I nostri innamorati sono Orlando, un giovane ed attraente prigioniero di guerra Italiano che discende da una famiglia di burattinai (i burattini sono una parte importante della storia), e Laura una bellissima ragazza Americana dai capelli rossi che Orlando incontra quando e’ assegnato con gli altri prigionieri di guerra ai lavori forzati in una fattoria vicino ad un piccolo paese in Indiana- Nel cuore dell’America.

Storyboard- Camp Arrival

Nel 1943 migliaia di prigionieri di Guerra Italiani catturati in Nord Africa vennero trattenuti in campi di prigionia Americani. Dovuto alla mancanza di manodopera ( la maggior parte degli uomini Americani stavano combattendo all’estero) gli italiani vennero assegnati a lavori forzati in fattorie, fabbriche o a costruire strade. Anche se I contatti tra prigionieri e le persone del posto erano proibiti in questo periodo di pregiudizio e timore, molti prigionieri si innamorarono di ragazze del luogo che riuscirono a conoscere.


Set - POW Camp

Red Gold (Prigioneri della Coure) avra’ un cast di stars internazionali (ancora da annunciare) che include Marco Leonardi; il protagonista di due film vincitori d’Oscar (“Cinema paradiso” e “Come Acqua Per Cioccolato”) e della recente co-produzione Rai/Mediaset “Hand Of God” dove fa’ la parte di Maradona ed Enrico LoVerso il protagonista di premiati film come “Farinelli”, “Come Ridevano” e “Lamerica”.

Una storia d'amore straordinaria


  
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