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Fade to Black -- Arriving in post-WWII Rome to re-kindle his failing career, movie star and director Orson Welles is immediately captivated by a ravishing young actress. But when her stepfather is killed by an unknown assassin, Welles and his street-wise Italian driver/bodyguard are plunged into Rome's chaotic criminal underworld
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Davide Ferrario (book)
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Release Date:
30 March 2007 (Spain) See more »
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In an attempt to recover from his marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy...only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Danny Huston ... Orson Welles

Diego Luna ... Tommaso Moreno

Paz Vega ... Lea Padovani

Christopher Walken ... Brewster

Anna Galiena ... Aida Padovani

Violante Placido ... Stella

Nathaniel Parker ... Viola
Zoran Miljkovic ... Customs Agent
Milan Jelic ... Pale Journalist
Dubravko Jovanovic ... Journalist 1
Vladimir Aleksic ... Journalist 2
Pino Ammendola ... Grisha
Marko Zivic ... Assistant Director
Frano Lasic ... Dellere
Paolo Lorimer ... Tufano
Josif Tatic ... De Bernardi
Paulina Manov ... Make-up Girl
Miroljub Leso ... Boghera
Ivan Jevtovic ... Fascist Killer

Damir Todorovic ... Mainardi
Daniel Cerqueira ... 'Lucky' Luciano
Lepomir Ivkovic ... Ferenc
Branko Jerinic ... Brasciatti
Misa Gajic ... Lead Paparazzo

Garrick Hagon ... Ambassador Dunn

Vincent Riotta ... Alberto Cava
Tanasije Uzunovic ... Mons. Pressner
Milena Djordjevic ... Flavia
Kwame Kwei-Armah ... Joe Black
Dejan Acimovic ... Bulldog
Andreja Maricic ... MC Magic Show
Srboljub Milin ... Priest
Toma Kuruzovic ... Peasant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alexander Furno ... Police officer
Vanja Lazin
Alfred Mather ... Ciggarette Boy

Semeli Economou ... Bianca (uncredited)
Sinisa Ubovic ... Producer (uncredited)

Directed by
Oliver Parker 
 
Writing credits
Davide Ferrario (book "Dissolvenza al nero")

Oliver Parker (written by)

Produced by
Piero Amati .... co-producer
Piero Amati .... executive producer
Steve Christian .... executive producer
Jimmy de Brabant .... executive producer
Michael Dounaev .... executive producer
Trevor Ingman .... associate producer
Trevor Ingman .... producer
Ralph Kamp .... executive producer
Caroline Locardi .... associate producer
Jonathan Olsberg .... producer
Massimo Pacilio .... producer: Italy
Umberto Sambuco .... line producer
James Spring .... executive producer
Barnaby Thompson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charlie Mole 
 
Cinematography by
John de Borman 
 
Film Editing by
Guy Bensley 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Tricia Wood 
 
Production Design by
Luciana Arrighi 
 
Art Direction by
Jasna Dragovic 
Paul Ghirardani 
 
Set Decoration by
Ian Whittaker 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Stjernsward 
 
Makeup Department
Marcelle Genovese .... hair stylist
Giorgio Gregorini .... hair department head
Aldo Signoretti .... hair designer
Vittorio Sodano .... makeup designer
Marinela Spasenovic .... makeup artist
Luca Vannella .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Lucie Graves .... post-production supervisor
Trevor Ingman .... production manager
Zlata Kalic .... unit production manager
Andjelija Vlaisavljevic .... unit production manager
Nikola Zokic .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zeljko Bozic .... second unit director
Katie Elson .... third assistant director
Matthew Hanson .... second assistant director
Vesna Milic .... second assistant director: Serbia
Biljana Mirkovic .... first assistant director
Luca Padrini .... assistant director: Italy
Milos Radunovic .... third assistant director
Mila Turajlic .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Nurey Al-Kahzrajie .... dressing props
Vladan Jankovic .... property master (as Vlada Jankovic)
Radovan Markovic .... property master
Radoslav Mihajlovic .... construction manager
Lynda Reiss .... prop buyer: Isle Of Man
Mirko Milosevic .... intern (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Nigel Bennett .... sound re-recording mixer
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Mike Dowson .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Edwards .... adr recordist
Paul Govey .... sound re-recording mixer
Novica Jankov .... boom operator
Mark Lafbery .... foley mixer
Ian Macbeth .... foley editor
Jamie Roden .... adr mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Andy Shelley .... sound recordist
Andy Shelley .... supervising sound editor
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Muhamed M'Barek .... special effects
John Rafique .... special effects supervisor: model unit
Chris Watson .... special effects senior technician: model unit
 
Visual Effects by
Kris Anderson .... digital compositor
Paul Beard .... visual effects line producer
Tamsin Blanchard .... visual effects producer
Adam Christopher .... digital colourist
Neil Cunningham .... visual effects supervisor
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Tom Hocking .... digital effects artist
Matthew Jacques .... digital artist
Sherin Mahboob .... junior digital artist
Tom Pegg .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Petar Boskovic .... stunts
Darko Bozic .... stunt double
Milkica Bozic .... assistant stunt coordinator
Milkica Bozic .... stunt double
Zeljko Bozic .... stunt coordinator
Milan Ivanisevic .... stunts
Sendy Kumalakanta .... stunt mask
Nikola Simic .... stunt driver
Stanislav Zivkovic .... sword fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louisa Bawden .... video assist operator
John de Borman .... camera operator
Dragan Djordjevic .... grip
Sasa Djordjevic .... key grip
Mihailo Dobric .... video assist
Danilo Dudic .... grip
Zarko Dudic .... grip
Romolo Eucalitto .... special photographer
Max Glickman .... second assistant camera
Leigh Gold .... first assistant camera
John Higgins .... gaffer
Predrag Jocic .... assistant camera
Roger Lowe .... gaffer
Svetomir Pajic .... Steadicam operator
Zoran Pecenkovic .... grip
Drasko Pejanovic .... assistant camera
Slobodan Pikula .... still photographer
Nikola Ristic .... lighting technician
Ivana Vladic .... second assistant camera
Renee Willis .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Bev Lawley .... extras casting
Angelina Marinkovic .... casting: Serbia
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Momirka Bailovic .... assistant costume designer
Suzy Freeman .... costume supervisor
Marina Igic .... wardrobe
Radmila Jaksic .... head seamstress
Claudette Lilly .... assistant costume designer
Bojana Nikitovic .... costume designer: Serbia
Snezana Pesic Rajic .... assistant costume designer
Stefan Savkovic .... assistant costume designer
Grozdana Stanojevic .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Simon Allmark .... digital intermediate conform editor: Men From Mars
Steve Mercer .... first assistant editor
Laura Morrod .... editor trainee
Helen Paszyn .... assistant editor
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
Alex Panton .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alastair King .... conductor
Alastair King .... orchestrator
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Christian Hall .... driver
Nenad Kokot .... transportation captain
Alan Rogers .... transportation captain
Vladimir Vasiljevic .... co-transportation captain
 
Other crew
Johnathan Abbott .... studio coordinator
Monika Agorelius .... electronic press kit
David Blank .... assistant accountant
Eddie Booth .... location manager
Robin Craine .... production assistant
Dennis Davidson .... Unit publicity
Alice Dawson .... production accountant
Mirjana Djuricic .... production secretary
Sandra Djurickovic .... production coordinator
Simon George .... head of finance
Nicole Gregory .... unit publicist
Christian Hall .... researcher
Julia Hilliard .... assistant coordinator
Demetri Jagger .... film projectionist
Tabitha Jenkins .... assistant to producer
Jules T-Smith .... production and marketing assistant: ealing studios (as Jules Smith)
Miriam Kelly .... assistant to head of finance
Ljiljana Kovacevic .... production accountant
Rowena Ladbury .... script supervisor
Nichola Martin .... development executive
Daniela Merlo .... dialogue coach
Sophie Meyer .... head of development: Ealing Studios
Jon Parker .... operations: Effects Shot
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio director
Tatjana Radakovic .... production coordinator
Rebecca Roffey .... assistant to executive producer
Aleksandar Tadic .... location manager
Tomislav Vladisavljevic .... shoemaker
Aleksandra Vukovic .... production secretary
Clark Warren .... set security
John Busow .... stand-in (uncredited)
Andrew Jack .... dialect coach: adr (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for language and some violence
Runtime:
Argentina:99 min
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Argentina:13 | Portugal:M/16 | USA:R (certificate #46238)
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John Sayles wrote several early drafts of the script.See more »
Quotes:
Orson Welles:[First lines, narrating, as graphic archival images of war and strife in Italy are shown] Oh, yes. The Second World War was quite a disaster for poor old Italy. Their Fascist leader, Mussolini, had teamed up with Hitler and thought he was on a winning ticket. Then, Benito was shot by Partisans and strung up by his heels in the local square...
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References Othello (1952)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
You want historical facts, read a History book!!, 8 March 2015
Author: mike dewey from canton, ohio

Our subject film gets underway by showing Mr. Welles in a very inauspicious light, as evidenced by his tepid, if not sarcastic, reception at the Rome airport as he arrived at the terminal almost unnoticed and visibly upstaged by Ty Power's arrival. But what's our guy to do given his current set of circumstances brought upon him by Ms. Hayworth giving him the old heave-ho and thereby ending their marriage?

So now he's in post WWII Rome where he shall try to undergo some face saving (he hopes) by attempting to reinvigorate his career by directing his slightly convoluted version of Othello that starts to look like a comedy of errors at the immediate onset of this dubious production.

But camp turns to tragedy as one of the actors gets murdered not long into the production. The dying thespian whispers something into Mr. Welles' ear just before passing on, and now a whole new chain of events starts to take place. One mystery begets other mysteries in a sort of arithmetic progression and the serious side of this drama/mystery starts to take hold. And this part of the film shows an understated, realistic Orson Welles who stumbles about looking for murder clues amidst a truly chaotic time in Italy. No star fanfare or ballyhoo here as he undertakes this complex task.

After all, it is post WWII Italy and the country is in total upheaval as large segments of the populace live in dire poverty. Added to this is a loose but dangerous amalgamation of ex-Nazis, dope dealers, neo-Fascists, US & other Allied forces' mercenaries acting under the guise of the political umbrella called the Christian Democrats who purportedly want to democratize Italy and make it a safe haven for democracy, out of Stalin's Communist Party's reach. Welles' stumbles into these characters as he proceeds with trying to find more facts surrounding the murder on his set and ends up in a bailiwick of troubling surprises in so doing. What he sees, hears and learns from one of his old friend American colleagues (Chris Walken's role) and others in the aforementioned umbrella group is what drives the latter part of the film and pieces together the political ramifications of what transpires here. Was this a true account of what actually happened in post WWII Italy's chaotic time of turmoil? As was said toward the film's conclusion: "You want facts, read a History book!" At least there you will find out one person's view of the facts...Welcome to the real world!!

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